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ˈdrɪf tərdrifter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vagrant, drifter, floater, vagabondnoun

    a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support


  1. drifternoun

    A person who moves from place to place or job to job.

  2. drifternoun

    A type of lightweight sail used in light winds like a spinnaker.

  3. drifternoun

    A driver that uses driving techniques to modify vehicle traction to cause a vehicle to slide or power slide rather than drive in line with the tires.


  1. Drifter

    Drifter is a song written by Don Pfrimmer and Archie Jordan, and recorded by American country music artist Sylvia. It was released in January 1981 as the third single and title track from the album Drifter. The song was Sylvia's fourth country hit and the first of two number one songs on the country chart. The single went to number one for one week and spent eleven weeks on the country chart.


  1. drifter

    A drifter is a person who moves or travels aimlessly or without any settled home; a temporary or sporadic worker, or a wanderer. The term can also refer to an object, usually a buoy or similar marine device, designed to float freely on the water to provide information about ocean currents and movements.

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    Song lyrics by drifter -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by drifter on the Lyrics.com website.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of drifter in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of drifter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of drifter in a Sentence

  1. Torrance Police Chief Eve Irvine:

    Whether Jake Edward Brown was a drifter or whether Jake Edward Brown was just driving through, we don't know that at this time, clearly because Jake Edward Brown is deceased, I don't know if we'll ever find out. ...

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