Definitions for drafter

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

draftdræft, drɑft(n.)

  1. a drawing, sketch, or design.

  2. a preliminary form of any writing, subject to revision, refinement, etc.

  3. the act of drawing.

  4. a current of air in any enclosed space, esp. in a room or chimney.

  5. a device for regulating the current of air in a fireplace, etc.

  6. an act of drawing or pulling loads.

  7. something that is drawn or pulled; a haul.

  8. an animal or team of animals used to pull a load.

    Category: Animal Husbandry

  9. the force required to pull a load.

  10. the taking of supplies, money, etc., from a given source.

  11. a selection of persons, as by lot, for military service, an athletic team, etc.

    Category: Military, Sport

  12. the persons so selected.

    Category: Military

  13. a bill of exchange.

    Category: Business

  14. beer or ale drawn from a cask.

    Category: Viniculture/Winemaking

  15. an act of drinking or inhaling.

  16. something that is drunk or inhaled; a drink or dose.

  17. the depth to which a vessel is immersed when bearing a given load.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  18. a quantity of fish caught.

    Category: Sport

  19. Metall. the slight taper given to a pattern so that it may be drawn from the sand without injury to the mold.

    Category: Metallurgy

  20. a line or border chiseled at the edge of a stone, to serve as a guide in leveling the surfaces.

    Category: Building Trades

  21. (v.t.)to sketch.

  22. to compose.

  23. to draw or pull.

  24. to select by draft, as for military service.

    Category: Military, Common Vocabulary

  25. (v.i.)to work as a draftsman.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  26. ride or drive close behind, as a bicycle or automobile, so as to benefit from the reduction in wind resistance created behind the leader.

    Category: Sport

  27. (adj.)used for drawing loads:

    a draft horse.

  28. drawn from a cask rather than served from a bottle.

    Category: Viniculture/Winemaking

  29. being a preliminary outline or sketch.

Idioms for draft:

  1. on draft,available to be drawn from a cask:

    beer on draft.

    Category: Idiom, Viniculture/Winemaking

Origin of draft:

1150–1200; c. OHG traht, ON drāttr; akin to OE dragan to draw


Princeton's WordNet

  1. drafter(noun)

    a writer of a draft


  1. drafter(Noun)

    a person who prepares technical drawings and plans

  2. drafter(Noun)

    a person who prepares drafts

  3. drafter(Noun)

    a person who writes a legislative bill


  1. Drafter

    Drafter, draughtsman or draftsman, can mean two things: ⁕A visual artist who specialises in artistic drawings. ⁕A person who prepares technical drawings and plans under the direction of an architect or engineer. This article is about technical drafters. For the artistic profession, see Drawing.

Anagrams of drafter

  1. redraft


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