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English definition of “raft”

raft

noun (FLOATING STRUCTURE)    /rɑːft/ US  /ræft/
[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.Boats and sailing craftPassenger, cargo and military ships [C] a fixed , flat floating structure that swimmers can use to land on or dive fromBoats and sailing craftPassenger, cargo and military ships [C] a small rubber or plastic boat that can be filled with air : a rubber raft an inflatable raftBoats and sailing craftPassenger, cargo and military ships
(Definition of raft noun (FLOATING STRUCTURE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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