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n., v.t., v.i., adj.
Draft, Draughta load; the quantity drawn forward; a chosen detachment of men. See also detachment, detail.
Draught and draft are both pronounced (/drɑːft/).
In British English, a draught is a current of air coming into a room or vehicle.
In American English, this is spelled draft.
In British English, draughts is a game played by two people with round pieces on a board like a chessboard. This game is called checkers in American English.
In both British and American English, a draft of a letter, book, or speech is an early version of it.
Draft can also be a verb. In both British and American English, when people are drafted somewhere, they are moved there to do a particular job.
In American English, if you are drafted, you are ordered to serve in one of the armed forces.
In British English, you usually say that someone is called up.
|Noun||1.||draught - a serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg; "they served beer on draft"|
quaff - a hearty draft
drink - a single serving of a beverage; "I asked for a hot drink"; "likes a drink before dinner"
|2.||draught - a large and hurried swallow; "he finished it at a single gulp"|
|3.||draught - a current of air (usually coming into a chimney or room or vehicle)|
updraft - a strong upward air current
downdraft - a strong downward air current
|4.||draught - the depth of a vessel's keel below the surface (especially when loaded)|
|5.||draught - a dose of liquid medicine; "he took a sleeping draft"|
|6.||draught - the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling|
|Verb||1.||draught - make a blueprint of|
draughtdraft (US) [drɑːft]
there's a draught from the window → entra corriente por la ventana
to feel the draught → pasar apuros (económicos)
he took a long draught of cider → se echó un buen trago de sidra
at one draught → de un trago
on draught → de barril