noun Date: 1897 one that drifts; especially one that travels or moves about aimlessly

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • drifter — [ driftɶr ] n. m. • 1922; mot angl. (1883), de to drift « dériver » ♦ Anglic. Mar. Bateau qui utilise des filets pour la pêche à la dérive. ● drifter nom masculin (anglais drifter, de to drift, dériver) Synonyme de harenguier. ● drifter… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • Drifter — steht für: Drifter (Band), eine Schweizer Metalband Drifter (Film), ein Dokumentarfilm von Sebastian Heidinger Drifter (Segel), ein spezielles Segel für ein Segelboot eine Treibboje einen Rucksacktouristen, siehe Rucksacktourismus einen Fahrer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • drifter — index derelict, itinerant Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • drifter — 1864, as a mining term; 1883, boat fishing with drift nets; agent noun from DRIFT (Cf. drift). Meaning vagrant is from 1908 …   Etymology dictionary

  • drifter — [n] wanderer derelict, hobo, itinerant, nomad, rolling stone, tramp, transient, vagabond, vagrant; concepts 412,423 …   New thesaurus

  • drifter — ► NOUN 1) a person who is continually moving from place to place, without any fixed home or job. 2) a fishing boat equipped with a drift net …   English terms dictionary

  • drifter — UK [ˈdrɪftə(r)] / US [ˈdrɪftər] noun [countable] Word forms drifter : singular drifter plural drifters 1) someone who does not do the same job or stay in the same place for long 2) a boat that has a net that floats next to it, used for catching… …   English dictionary

  • drifter — [[t]drɪ̱ftə(r)[/t]] drifters N COUNT (disapproval) If you describe someone as a drifter, you mean that they do not stay in one place or in one job for very long …   English dictionary

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