draught Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “draught” in the English Dictionary

"draught" in British English

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

draught noun (COLD AIR)

C1 [C] a ​current of ​unpleasantlycoldairblowing through a ​room

draught noun (BOATS)

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

draught noun (BEER)

[U] a ​system of ​storing and ​servingdrinks from ​largecontainers, ​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 ​circularpieces that they ​move on a ​board with ​black and ​whitesquares

draughtadjective [before noun]

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

draught adjective [before noun] (BEER)

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

draught adjective [before noun] (ANIMALS)

(of ​animals) used for ​pullingheavy loads, ​vehicles, etc.: a draught ​horse
(Definition of draught from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"draught" in American English

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draughtnoun [C]

 us   /dræft, drɑft/ Br
(Definition of draught from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"draught" in Business English

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draughtnoun [C]

UK ( US draft) uk   us   /drɑːft/ TRANSPORT
the distance between the ​bottom of a ​ship and the ​level of the water when the ​ship is ​floating
(Definition of draught from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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