Date: 1500-1600
Origin: DRAUGHT1


1 noun
draft1 S2 W3 [countable]

piece of writing

TCNAL a piece of writing or a plan that is not yet in its finished form:
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.


the draft

American English
a) PMA a system in which people are ordered to join the army, navy etc, especially during a war [= conscription]
b) PMA the group of people who are ordered to do this


especially British EnglishBFB a written order for money to be paid by a bank, especially from one bank to another


American EnglishDS a system in which professional teams choose players from colleges to join their teams

cold air/beer

x-ref the American spelling of draught

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