drift boat
a river fishing boat with a flat bottom, rigid hull and upswept prow about 14-18 feet long. Also called a Mackenzie River dory

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • drift net — noun a large fishnet supported by floats; it drifts with the current • Hypernyms: ↑fishnet, ↑fishing net * * * noun : a large net that is arranged to drift with the tide or current and that is either buoyed up by floats or attached to a drift… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Drift netting — Drift netting. Drift netting is a fishing technique where nets, called drift nets, are allowed to float freely at the surface of a sea or lake. Usually a drift net is a gill net with floats attached to a rope along the top of the net, and weights …   Wikipedia

  • drift´ing|ly — drift «drihft», verb, noun. –v.t. 1. to carry along by currents of water or air: »The current was drifting our boat onto the rocks. 2. to heap up; pile up: »The wind is so strong it s drifting the snow. 3. to enlarge or shape (a hole) with a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Drift diving — is a type of recreational diving where the diver is transported by the currents caused by the tide or in a river. The current gives the diver the impression of flying and allows the diver to cover long distances underwater, possibly seeing more… …   Wikipedia

  • drift|er — «DRIHF tuhr», noun. 1. a person or thing that drifts. 2. Slang. a vagrant; tramp: »The speech of the two drifters is considered authentic rendition of low pressure. Texas drawl humor (Newsweek). 3. a boat for fishing with drift nets: »Some… …   Useful english dictionary

  • drift off — {v. phr.} 1. To fall asleep, * /He kept nodding and drifting off to sleep while the lecturer was speaking./ 2. To depart; leave gradually. * /One by one, the sailboats drifted off over the horizon./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • drift off — {v. phr.} 1. To fall asleep, * /He kept nodding and drifting off to sleep while the lecturer was speaking./ 2. To depart; leave gradually. * /One by one, the sailboats drifted off over the horizon./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • drift — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 slow movement ADJECTIVE ▪ gradual, slow ▪ leftward, rightward ▪ He criticized the rightward drift of the party. ▪ continental …   Collocations dictionary

  • drift — 01. We turned off the motor on the boat, and just [drifted] with the current for a while. 02. I lay on my air mattress on the lake, and just [drifted] around enjoying the sunshine. 03. The boy [drifted] into crime because his parents never seemed …   Grammatical examples in English

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