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  1. raftingnoun

    the sport of guiding a raft while descending a river, especially through rapids known as 'white water' rafting


  1. Rafting

    Rafting and whitewater rafting are recreational outdoor activities which use an inflatable raft to navigate a river or other body of water. This is often done on whitewater or different degrees of rough water. Dealing with risk is often a part of the experience.This activity as an adventure sport has become popular since the 1950s, if not earlier, evolving from individuals paddling 10 feet (3.0 m) to 14 feet (4.3 m) rafts with double-bladed paddles or oars to multi-person rafts propelled by single-bladed paddles and steered by a person at the stern, or by the use of oars.Rafting on certain sections of rivers is considered an extreme sport and can be fatal, while other sections are not so extreme or difficult. Rafting is also a competitive sport practiced around the world which culminates in a world rafting championship event between the participating nations. The International Rafting Federation, often referred to as the IRF, is the worldwide body which oversees all aspects of the sport.

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  1. Rafting

    of Raft

  2. Raftingnoun

    the business of making or managing rafts


  1. Rafting

    Rafting or white water rafting is the challenging recreational outdoor activity of using an inflatable raft to navigate a river or other bodies of water. This is usually done on white water or different degrees of rough water, in order to thrill and excite the raft passengers. The development of this activity as a leisure sport has become popular since the mid-1970s. It is considered an extreme sport, as it can be dangerous.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. rafting

    Conveying goods by floating, as by raft-chains, lashings, &c.

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  1. farting

  2. ingraft

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rafting in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rafting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of rafting in a Sentence

  1. Marian Carroll:

    If you're after beach time or volcano trekking (not recommended in slippery conditions), the wet season can be inconvenient, on the other hand, the wet is better for river rafting (better flow conditions) and waterfall chasing.

  2. Kim Stevens:

    This is a really devastating spill, we've been hearing from rafting companies and other businesses that rely on the river that if they can't get clients out on the river in the next couple of days, they may have to shut down their doors.

  3. Mark Russ:

    On the (rafting) trip reports, they were talking about seeing a bear cub ... again and again, they kept saying they’d been seeing the bear in the same location for days and they were starting to grow concerned about mama bear being dead or gone.

  4. Andy Corra:

    The river is basically closed so that shuts down all the rafting, they're losing all their revenue.

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