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raft

noun uk   /rɑːft/ us    /ræft/

raft noun (FLOATING STRUCTURE)

[C] a flat floating structure for travelling across water, often made of pieces of wood tied roughly together and moved along with a paddle (= pole with a flat end): We lashed together anything that would float to make a raft. [C] a fixed, flat floating structure that swimmers can use to land on or dive from [C] a small rubber or plastic boat that can be filled with air: a rubber raft an inflatable raft

raft noun (MANY)

[C usually singular] a large number or range; a lot: a raft of data We have designed a whole raft of measures to improve the transport system.

raft

verb [I or T] uk   /rɑːft/ us    /ræft/
to travel or transport something on a raft: They rafted their supplies down the river. We rafted through the rapids. Have you ever been white water rafting?
Translations of “raft”
in Korean 뗏목…
in Arabic طَوف…
in French radeau…
in Turkish sal, ağaçtan yapılma sal…
in Italian zattera…
in Chinese (Traditional) 漂浮的木架, 筏, 木筏…
in Russian плот…
in Polish tratwa…
in Spanish balsa…
in Portuguese balsa…
in German das Floß…
in Catalan rai…
in Japanese いかだ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 漂浮的木架, 筏, 木筏…
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