- drift netter,
- drift transistor,
- drift tube,
- drifting cloud, the,
- driftless area,
Origin of drifter
Examples from the Web for drifter
He had invited a 19-year-old drifter named Arnold Murray to his house and they had had consensual sex.The Castration of Alan Turing, Britain’s Code-Breaking WWII Hero|Clive Irving|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Still living in Australia, he had become a drifter, unable to hold down a job.Handcuffs, Ropes, and an Open Window: How I Escaped an Unthinkable Childhood|Genyfer Spark|January 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Skipper of Drifter (who has been fined thirty-five shillings for losing a pair of binoculars).
We sped by a lightship, the drifter having only one dim glim at her masthead.The Secrets of a Kuttite|Edward O. Mousley
As I look back on it, it strikes me I always have been more or less of a drifter.J. Poindexter, Colored|Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
At best he will become an indifferent citizen; at worst a drifter or a criminal.Think|Col. Wm. C. Hunter
The crew were rapidly picked up by the boat from the other drifter, none the worse for their adventure.The Harwich Naval Forces|E. F. Knight
1864, as a mining term; 1883, "boat fishing with drift-nets;" agent noun from drift (v.). Meaning "vagrant" is from 1908.