Draught - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dræft|  American pronunciation of the word draught
Brit.  |drɑːft|  British pronunciation of the word draught

noun

- a serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg (syn: draft, potation, tipple)
- a large and hurried swallow (syn: draft, gulp, swig)
- a current of air (usually coming into a chimney or room or vehicle) (syn: draft)
- the depth of a vessel's keel below the surface (especially when loaded) (syn: draft)
- a dose of liquid medicine (syn: draft)
- the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling (syn: draft, drawing)

verb

- make a blueprint of (syn: blueprint, draft)

Examples

The new engine gives the knives an additional draught.

The boat brought usual draught of wood.

Full three thousand at but one draught he caught.

Can you close the window? I'm in a draught.

Mick took a long draught of lager.

A sudden draught blew the door shut.

We sell draught beer (=beer served from a large container, not a bottle).

the draught browned the leaves on the trees in the yard

Word forms

noun
singular: draught
plural: draughts
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