- the change in sectional area of a piece of work caused by a rolling or drawing operation.
- a taper on a die or punch permitting it to be withdrawn readily from the work.
- the degree of attenuation produced in fibers during yarn processing, expressed either by the ratio of the weight of raw to the weight of processed fiber, or by the ratio between the varying surface speeds of the rollers on the carding machine.
- the act of attenuating the fibers.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of draft
Can be confuseddraft draught
Examples from the Web for anti-draft
Misel, or Mitzel, was to have insinuated an anti-draft spirit at Exmoor, the male college near Wellington.Molly Brown's College Friends|Nell Speed
British Dictionary definitions for anti-draft
- to select (cattle or sheep) from a herd or flock
- to select (farm stock) for sale
Derived Formsdrafter, noun
Word Origin for draft
Medicine definitions for anti-draft
Culture definitions for anti-draft (1 of 2)
A preliminary version of a book, speech, essay, or outline.
Culture definitions for anti-draft (2 of 2)
A system for selecting young men for compulsory military service, administered in the United States by the Selective Service System. At present the United States relies on a volunteer military and does not have a draft, though young men are required by law to register with the Selective Service. (See also conscientious objector and draft dodger.)