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raft 1

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
1. To convey on a raft.
2. To make into a raft.
To travel by raft.

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

raft 2

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.]
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[ˈrɑːftɪŋ] nrafting m


n (Sport) → Rafting nt; to go raftingRaften gehen
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PESHAWAR -- The Tourism Corporation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (TCKP) is holding a thrilling water rafting activity for the second time at the spectacular Kabul River from Jehangira to old Attock Bridge located on the mighty Indus River on January 28.
Rishikesh has now grown to be a main centre of white water rafting in North India.
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CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY -- The tragedy that left a tourist dead in Cagayan River on June 13 is pushing city officials and tour operators to draft a set of safety protocols for white-water rafting.
20 ( ANI ): Tourists are making abeeline for the hill town of Shimla in Himachal Pradesh to enjoy white water rafting and the hot water springs.
Rafting involves navigating rough river waters in an inflatable raft.
A FATHER whose nine-year-old daughter was killed in a rafting accident has launched a heartfelt campaign to improve safety measures on the Turkish river where she died.
River rafting experiences on the Rogue and Colorado rivers Traveling out west this summer and experience some easy to rough and rugged river rafting experiences on the Rogue and Colorado rivers.
But another lawman overturned the ban yesterday - because the companies who run rafting trips on the river weren't fully aware of the case before it came to court.