[in-draft, -drahft]
Also especially British, in·draught.

Origin of indraft

First recorded in 1560–70; in-1 + draft Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for indraught

Historical Examples of indraught

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

  • 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


US indraft

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