[ drif-tij ]
/ ˈdrɪf tɪdʒ /


the action or an amount of drifting.
drifted matter.
Navigation. the amount of drift away from a set course as a result of wind and currents.

Origin of driftage

First recorded in 1760–70; drift + -age
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British Dictionary definitions for driftage

/ (ˈdrɪftɪdʒ) /


the act of drifting
matter carried along or deposited by drifting
the amount by which an aircraft or vessel has drifted from its intended course
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