Definition for drafting (2 of 2)
- 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- a taper on a die or punch permitting it to be withdrawn readily from the work.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
Examples from the Web for 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|Vicky Ward|October 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Emily Shire|September 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.|Ben Teitelbaum|May 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He cited three: the first he hopes is “just a drafting error” that Congress can easily fix.
The entire issue of drafting the haredim into the military is a direct result of this.Breaking Down Israel’s Orthodox Monopoly, One Rabbi at a Time|Brent E. Sasley|May 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
After the battle of Austerlitz, he took part in the drafting of the treaty of Presburg.
I hope that your Excellency will realize the spirit in which I am drafting this reply.
To this Muscovite Laud was now entrusted the task of drafting a manifesto in the interests of "power" and "truth."The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.)|John Holland Rose
In August, Governor Dodge issued a proclamation calling a convention for the drafting of a constitution.Stories of the Badger State|Reuben Gold Thwaites
The French colonies have also been drafting their subjects for work in France.Peking Dust|Ellen N. La Motte
British Dictionary definitions for drafting
- to select (cattle or sheep) from a herd or flock
- to select (farm stock) for sale
Word Origin for draft
Word Origin and History for drafting
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.
Medicine definitions for drafting
Culture definitions for drafting (1 of 2)
A preliminary version of a book, speech, essay, or outline.
Culture definitions for drafting (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.)