- 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- a taper on a die or punch permitting it to be withdrawn readily from the work.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 fiber 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)
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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH draftdraft , draught
British Dictionary definitions for draft
- to select (cattle or sheep) from a herd or flock
- to select (farm stock) for sale
Derived forms of draftdrafter, noun
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Cultural definitions for draft (1 of 2)
A preliminary version of a book, speech, essay, or outline.
Cultural definitions for 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.)