Drift sail
Drift Drift, a. That causes drifting or that is drifted; movable by wind or currents; as, drift currents; drift ice; drift mud. --Kane. [1913 Webster]

{Drift anchor}. See {Sea anchor}, and also {Drag sail}, under {Drag}, n.

{Drift epoch} (Geol.), the glacial epoch.

{Drift net}, a kind of fishing net.

{Drift sail}. Same as {Drag sail}. See under {Drag}, n. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • drift-sail — driftˈ sail noun A sail immersed in the water, used for lessening the drift of a vessel during a storm • • • Main Entry: ↑drift …   Useful english dictionary

  • drift sail — Drag Drag, n. [See {Drag}, v. t., and cf. {Dray} a cart, and 1st {Dredge}.] 1. The act of dragging; anything which is dragged. [1913 Webster] 2. A net, or an apparatus, to be drawn along the bottom under water, as in fishing, searching for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drift sail — noun : drag sail * * * drift sail, a sea anchor made from a sail or the like …   Useful english dictionary

  • drift sail — /ˈdrɪft seɪl/ (say drift sayl) noun a sail dropped in the sea and used as a sea anchor, to help lessen the drift of a ship in a storm …   Australian English dictionary

  • Drift — Drift, a. That causes drifting or that is drifted; movable by wind or currents; as, drift currents; drift ice; drift mud. Kane. [1913 Webster] {Drift anchor}. See {Sea anchor}, and also {Drag sail}, under {Drag}, n. {Drift epoch} (Geol.), the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drift anchor — Drift Drift, a. That causes drifting or that is drifted; movable by wind or currents; as, drift currents; drift ice; drift mud. Kane. [1913 Webster] {Drift anchor}. See {Sea anchor}, and also {Drag sail}, under {Drag}, n. {Drift epoch} (Geol.),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drift epoch — Drift Drift, a. That causes drifting or that is drifted; movable by wind or currents; as, drift currents; drift ice; drift mud. Kane. [1913 Webster] {Drift anchor}. See {Sea anchor}, and also {Drag sail}, under {Drag}, n. {Drift epoch} (Geol.),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drift net — Drift Drift, a. That causes drifting or that is drifted; movable by wind or currents; as, drift currents; drift ice; drift mud. Kane. [1913 Webster] {Drift anchor}. See {Sea anchor}, and also {Drag sail}, under {Drag}, n. {Drift epoch} (Geol.),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drift — [n1] accumulation alluvion, bank, batch, bunch, bundle, clump, cluster, deposit, heap, hill, lot, mass, mound, mountain, parcel, pile, set, shock, stack; concepts 432,524 drift [n2] meaning, significance of communication aim, design, direction,… …   New thesaurus

  • sail — [v] travel through water, air; glide boat, captain, cast anchor, cast off, cross, cruise, dart, drift, embark, flit, float, fly, get under way*, leave, make headway, motor, move, navigate, pilot, put to sea*, reach, run, scud, set sail, shoot,… …   New thesaurus

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