Origin of drafting
- 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- a taper on a die or punch permitting it to be withdrawn readily from the work.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
Related Words for draftingoutline, prepare, devise, design, forge, press, choose, recruit, manufacture, delineate, sketch, compose, concoct, skeleton, form, fabricate, make, contrive, draw, invent
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Contemporary Examples of drafting
She would put in long days and nights, chain-smoking and drafting and reading every word on every document personally.‘Housewife Tycoon’ Took On ‘Mad Men’ NYC Real Estate Market and Won
October 26, 2014
In another series, drafting a fantasy football team by the side of a fallen comrade could be sentimental, even borderline maudlin.The MVPs of Sleaze Are Back: FXX's 'The League' Ups the Degenerate Ante
September 4, 2014
They were drafting to build teams, not to appease fan bases or score easy ticket sales.Don’t Cry for Johnny Football. The NFL’s 22nd Pick Will Do Just Fine.
May 9, 2014
The NFL teams will all be weighing up the impact of drafting the first openly gay pro-footballer.Which Team Will Make History With Michael Sam Tonight?
May 8, 2014
Many teams may be wary of the publicity that would come with drafting the first openly gay player in NFL history.No Longer a Hypothetical, an Openly Gay Player Will Test the NFL
February 10, 2014
Historical Examples of drafting
He had just been engaged in drafting an important Liberal manifesto.The Coryston Family
Mrs. Humphry Ward
Then comes the job of drafting out the steers selected for market.
At musters, or when drafting for market, we make the necessary exchanges.
Also that drafting has begun in Beaufort by Hunter's orders.Letters from Port Royal
The French colonies have also been drafting their subjects for work in France.Peking Dust
Ellen N. La Motte
- to select (cattle or sheep) from a herd or flock
- to select (farm stock) for sale
Word Origin for draft
c.1500, spelling variant of draught (q.v.) to reflect change in pronunciation. Among the senses that have gone with this form of the word in American English, the meaning "rough copy of a writing" (something "drawn") is attested from 14c.; that of "preliminary sketch from which a final copy is made" is from 1520s; that of "flow of a current of air" is from c.1770. Of beer from the 1830s, in reference to the method of "drawing" it from the cask. Sense in bank draft is from 1745. The meaning "a drawing off a group for special duty" is from 1703, in U.S. especially of military service; the verb in this sense first recorded 1714. Related: Drafted; drafting.
A preliminary version of a book, speech, essay, or outline.
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.)