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light draft

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noun Nautical.
  1. the draft of a vessel at its light displacement.
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Origin of light draft

First recorded in 1865–70
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Historical Examples

  • A light-draft transport was rigged for (p. 091) the enterprise.

    The Boys of '61

    Charles Carleton Coffin.

  • The steamboats were of the usual style of light-draft river craft, built to carry freight and passengers.