Meaning of “driftwood” in the English Dictionary

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"driftwood" in British English

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driftwoodnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈdrɪft.wʊd/ us /ˈdrɪft.wʊd/

Examples from literature

  • A quantity of driftwood lined the base of the cliff. 
  • His antlers were like a bit of driftwood. 
  • One of the pieces of driftwood had been cut by a sharp instrument. 
  • There was plenty of driftwood, and our fires were always cheery and comfortable. 
  • Willow bushes drop no branches, and driftwood was our only source of supply. 

(Definition of “driftwood” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"driftwood" in American English

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driftwoodnoun [ U ]

us /ˈdrɪft·wʊd/

wood floating in the sea or left on a beach by the action of the waves

(Definition of “driftwood” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)