Driftage
Driftage Drift"age, n. 1. Deviation from a ship's course due to leeway. [1913 Webster]

2. Anything that drifts. [1913 Webster]


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  • driftage — [drif′tij] n. 1. the action of something that drifts 2. the deviation caused by drifting 3. that which has drifted or has washed ashore …   English World dictionary

  • driftage — noun Date: 1768 drifted material …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • driftage — material that has been carried or deposited by a water current …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • driftage — /drif tij/, n. 1. the action or an amount of drifting. 2. drifted matter. 3. Navig. the amount of drift away from a set course as a result of wind and currents. 4. windage. [1760 70; DRIFT + AGE] * * * …   Universalium

  • driftage — n. deviation from the set course of a ship or aircraft due to drifting; windage; material that has been carried along by air or water streams …   English contemporary dictionary

  • driftage — drift·age …   English syllables

  • driftage — drift•age [[t]ˈdrɪf tɪdʒ[/t]] n. 1) the action of drifting or deviating 2) drifted matter 3) naut. navig. the amount of drift away from a set course as a result of wind and currents • Etymology: 1760–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • driftage — /ˈdrɪftɪdʒ/ (say driftij) noun 1. the action or amount of drifting. 2. drifted matter. 3. Nautical the amount of deviation from a ship s course due to leeway. 4. windage …   Australian English dictionary

  • driftage — noun the deviation (by a vessel or aircraft) from its intended course due to drifting • Derivationally related forms: ↑drift • Topics: ↑aircraft • Hypernyms: ↑deviation, ↑divergence, ↑departure, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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