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indraft

[in-draft, -drahft]
noun
  1. an inward flow or current, as of air or water.
  2. Archaic. an instance of being drawn in; inward attraction.
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Also especially British, in·draught.

Origin of indraft

First recorded in 1560–70; in-1 + draft
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Examples from the Web for indraught

Historical Examples of indraught

  • This indraught was probably the cause of what happened to us.

    Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

    Benjamin Franklin

  • The Indraught for the Molucos, laden with provition for the Hollanders.

  • "She'll be feeling the indraught now—it's running ebb," he said.

    Thrice Armed

    Harold Bindloss

  • The force of the indraught is enormous, and none but strong men can withstand it.

    The Art of Travel

    Francis Galton

  • A long and hard tussle it was, I assure you, to fight against the indraught, and to drag my frame through the long hillocky gorge.

    Mary Anerley

    R. D. Blackmore


British Dictionary definitions for indraught

indraught

US indraft

noun
  1. the act of drawing or pulling in
  2. an inward flow, esp of air
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