draft1 S2 W3 [countable]
a piece of writing or a plan that is not yet in its finished form:
piece of writingTCNAL
the rough draft of his new novel
I read the first draft and thought it was very good.
All parties eventually approved the final draft (=finished form) of the peace treaty.
a system in which people are ordered to join the army, navy etc, especially during a war [= conscription]
the group of people who are ordered to do this
a written order for money to be paid by a bank, especially from one bank to another
moneyespecially British EnglishBFB
a system in which professional teams choose players from colleges to join their teams
the American spelling of draught