Pronunciation: dråft
n.1.The act of drawing or pulling
2.The drawing of a bowstring.
She sent an arrow forth with mighty draught.
- Spenser.
2.That which is drawn
Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.
- Luke v. 4.
He laid down his pipe, and cast his net, which brought him a very great draught.
- L'Estrange.
3.Act of drawing a net; a sweeping the water for fish.
Upon the draught of a pond, not one fish was left.
- Sir M. Hale.
3.(Mil.) The force drawn; a detachment; - in this sense usually written draft.
Disguise thyself as thou wilt, still, Slavery, . . . still thou art a bitter draught.
- Sterne.
3.(Med.) That which draws
4.The act of drawing liquor into the mouth and throat; the act of drinking.
In his hands he took the goblet, but a while the draught forbore.
- Trench.
4.A sketch, outline, or representation, whether written, designed, or drawn; a delineation.
4.Capacity of being drawn; force necessary to draw; traction.
The Hertfordshire wheel plow . . . is of the easiest draught.
- Mortimer.
5.A sudden attack or drawing upon an enemy.
5.(Com.) An order for the payment of money; - in this sense almost always written draft.
He preferred to go and sit upon the stairs, in . . . a strong draught of air, until he was again sent for.
- Dickens.
5.(Naut.) The depth of water necessary to float a ship, or the depth a ship sinks in water, especially when laden; as, a ship of twelve feet draught.
6.(Mil.) The act of selecting or detaching soldiers; a draft (see Draft, n., 2
6.(Com.) An allowance on weighable goods. [Eng.] See Draft, 4.
7.A move, as at chess or checkers.
8.The bevel given to the pattern for a casting, in order that it may be drawn from the sand without injury to the mold.
9.(Masonry) See Draft, n., 7.
Angle of draught
the angle made with the plane over which a body is drawn by the line in which the pulling force acts, when the latter has the direction best adapted to overcome the obstacles of friction and the weight of the body.
Black draught
See under Black, a.
Blast draught
the draught produced by a blower, as by blowing in air beneath a fire or drawing out the gases from above it.
Natural draught
the draught produced by the atmosphere flowing, by its own weight, into a chimney wherein the air is rarefied by heat.
On draught
so as to be drawn from the wood (as a cask, barrel, etc.) in distinction from being bottled; as, ale on draught.
Sheer draught
See under Sheer.
a.1.Used for drawing vehicles, loads, etc.; as, a draught beast; draught hooks.
2.Relating to, or characterized by, a draft, or current of air.
3.Used in making drawings; as, draught compasses.
4.Drawn directly from the barrel, or other receptacle, in distinction from bottled; on draught; - said of ale, cider, and the like.
Draught box
See Draught tube, below.
Draught engine
(Mining) an engine used for pumping, raising heavy weights, and the like.
Draught hook
(Mil.) one of the hooks on a cannon carriage, used in drawing the gun backward and forward.
Draught horse
a horse employed in drawing loads, plowing, etc., as distinguished from a saddle horse or carriage horse.
Draught net
a seine or hauling net.
Draught ox
an ox employed in hauling loads, plowing, etc.
Draught tube
(Water Wheels) an air-tight pipe extending downward into the tailrace from a turbine wheel located above it, to make the whole fall available; - called also draught box.
v. t.1.To draw out; to call forth. See Draft.
[imp. & p. p. Draughted; p. pr. & vb. n. Draughting.]
2.To diminish or exhaust by drawing.
3.To draw in outline; to make a draught, sketch, or plan of, as in architectural and mechanical drawing.
Draughting room
a room draughtsmen to work in, and where plans are kept.
Noun1.draught - a serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg; "they served beer on draft"
Synonyms: potation, tipple, draft
2.draught - a large and hurried swallow; "he finished it at a single gulp"
Synonyms: gulp, swig, draft
3.draught - a current of air (usually coming into a room or vehicle)
Synonyms: draft
4.draught - the depth of a vessel's keel below the surface (especially when loaded)
Synonyms: draft
5.draught - a dose of liquid medicine; "he took a sleeping draft"
Synonyms: draft
6.draught - the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling
Synonyms: drawing, draft
Verb1.draught - make a blueprint of
Synonyms: blueprint, draft
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