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draught

noun uk UK ( US draft)   /drɑːft/ us    /dræft/

draught noun (COLD AIR)

draught noun (BOATS)

[C] specialized sailing the depth of water needed for a boat to be able to float: A punt has a shallow draught.

draught noun (BEER)

[U] a system of storing and serving drinks from large containers, especially barrels: Is the lager on draught or is it bottled?

draught noun (GAME)

draughts [U] UK ( US checkers) a game for two people, each with twelve circular pieces that they move on a board with black and white squares

draught

adjective [before noun] uk UK ( US draft)   /drɑːft/ us    /dræft/

draught adjective [before noun] (BEER)

(of drinks such as beer) stored in and served from large containers, especially barrels: draught beer/lager/cider

draught adjective [before noun] (ANIMALS)

(of animals) used for pulling heavy loads, vehicles, etc.: a draught horse
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