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Dictionary definition for: Draft

1. (n) a document ordering the payment of money; drawn by one person or bank on another

2. (v) draw up an outline or sketch for something; "draft a speech"

3. (n) a current of air (usually coming into a room or vehicle)

4. (v) engage somebody to enter the army

5. (n) a preliminary sketch of a design or picture

6. (v) make a blueprint of

7. (n) a serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg; "they served beer on draft"

8. (n) preliminary version of a written work

9. (n) the depth of a vessel''s keel below the surface (especially when loaded)

10. (n) a regulator for controlling the flow of air in a fireplace

11. (n) a dose of liquid medicine; "he took a sleeping draft"

12. (n) compulsory military service

13. (n) a large and hurried swallow; "he finished it at a single gulp"

14. (n) the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling

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