driftage


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drift·age

 (drĭf′tĭj)
n.
1. Deviation from a set course caused by drifting.
2. Matter that has been carried along or deposited by air or water currents.

driftage

(ˈdrɪftɪdʒ)
n
1. the act of drifting
2. (Physical Geography) matter carried along or deposited by drifting
3. (Navigation) the amount by which an aircraft or vessel has drifted from its intended course

drift•age

(ˈdrɪf tɪdʒ)

n.
1. the action of drifting or deviating.
2. drifted matter.
3. the amount of drift away from a set course as a result of wind and currents.
[1760–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.driftage - the deviation (by a vessel or aircraft) from its intended course due to drifting
aircraft - a vehicle that can fly
deviation, difference, divergence, departure - a variation that deviates from the standard or norm; "the deviation from the mean"
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