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raft 1

 (răft)
n.
1. A flat structure, typically made of planks, logs, or barrels, that floats on water and is used for transport or as a platform for swimmers.
2. A flatbottom inflatable craft for floating or drifting on water: shooting the rapids in a rubber raft.
v. raft·ed, raft·ing, rafts
v.tr.
1. To convey on a raft.
2. To make into a raft.
v.intr.
To travel by raft.

[Middle English, from Old Norse raptr, beam, rafter.]

raft 2

(răft)
n. Informal
A great number, amount, or collection: "As the prairie dog goes, conservation biologists say, so may go a raft of other creatures" (William K. Stevens).

[Originally American English, alteration (probably influenced by raft) of dialectal English (Scotland and Northern England) raff, a large collection or number (of something), abundance, from Middle English raf in rif and raf, everything, one and all, sweepings, rubbish; see riffraff.]
Translations
vadvízi evezés

rafting

[ˈrɑːftɪŋ] nrafting m

rafting

n (Sport) → Rafting nt; to go raftingRaften gehen
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