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draught

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

draught noun (COLD AIR)

C1 [C] a current of unpleasantly cold air blowing through a roomWind and windsStormy weather

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.Measurements in generalSailing and boating

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?Beer and cider

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 squaresNames of board games

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/ciderBeer and cider

draught adjective [before noun] (ANIMALS)

(of animals) used for pulling heavy loads, vehicles, etc.: a draught horsePullingAnimal farming - general words
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