light draft


noun Nautical.

the draft of a vessel at its light displacement.

Origin of light draft

First recorded in 1865–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for light draft

Historical Examples of light draft

  • A light-draft transport was rigged for (p. 091) the enterprise.

    The Boys of '61

    Charles Carleton Coffin.

  • The steamboats were of the usual style of light-draft river craft, built to carry freight and passengers.