draught

draught
1.
draft [drɑːft] [AE dræft] nome
1) (cold air) corrente f. (d'aria), spiffero m.
2) (in fireplace) tiraggio m.
3)

on draught — [beer etc.] alla spina

4) (of liquid) sorso m.; (of air) boccata f.

in a single draught — in un solo sorso

5) (of ship) pescaggio m.
6) BE gioc. (piece) pedina f. (della dama)
2.
modificatore
1) [beer etc.] alla spina
2) [animal] da tiro
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to feel the draught — colloq. sentirne gli effetti

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noun
1) (a movement of air, especially one which causes discomfort in a room or which helps a fire to burn: We increase the heat in the furnace by increasing the draught; There's a dreadful draught in this room!) tiraggio; corrente d'aria
2) (a quantity of liquid drunk at once without stopping: He took a long draught of beer.) sorso, sorsata
3) (the amount of water a ship requires to float it: a draught of half a metre.) pescaggio
- draughty
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[drɒːft]
n Am (= draft)
1) (of air) corrente f (d'aria), spiffero, (for fire) tiraggio, Naut pescaggio
2)

(drink) he took a long draught of beer — ha bevuto una lunga sorsata di birra

on draught — alla spina

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draught /drɑ:ft/
A n.
1 corrente d'aria, spiffero: to cut out the draughts, eliminare gli spifferi; to sit in a draught, essere seduto nella corrente
2 (a dama, ingl.) pedina (nel gioco della dama; cfr. USA checker); (al pl., col verbo al sing.) gioco della dama (cfr. USA checkers): a game of draughts, una partita a dama
3 (form.) sorso, sorsata: a draught of beer, un sorso di birra; to drink st. in one draught, bere qc. in un sorso solo (o tutto d'un fiato)
4 (med. antiq.) pozione, dose (di medicina liquida): a sleeping draught, una pozione per dormire, un sonnifero
5 [u] (naut.) pescaggio: a ship of 20 feet draught, una nave che pesca 20 piedi; draught marks, quote (o marche) di pescaggio
6 [u] (pesca) tirata delle reti
7 (pesca) retata (di pesce)
8 [u] (tecn.) (di camino, ecc.) tiraggio: forced [natural] draught, tiraggio forzato [naturale]
9 (fam.) valvola del tiraggio; tirante
B a. attr.
1 da tiro: draught horse [ox], cavallo [bue] da tiro
2 alla spina: draught beer, birra alla spina
draught excluder, paraspifferi (salsicciotto o guarnizione) □ (fig. ingl.) to feel the draught, essere in difficoltà finanziarie □ (di birra, ecc.) on draught, alla spina NOTA D'USO: -draft o draught?-.
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1.
draft [drɑːft] [AE dræft] nome
1) (cold air) corrente f. (d'aria), spiffero m.
2) (in fireplace) tiraggio m.
3)

on draught — [beer etc.] alla spina

4) (of liquid) sorso m.; (of air) boccata f.

in a single draught — in un solo sorso

5) (of ship) pescaggio m.
6) BE gioc. (piece) pedina f. (della dama)
2.
modificatore
1) [beer etc.] alla spina
2) [animal] da tiro
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to feel the draught — colloq. sentirne gli effetti


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  • Draught — Draught, n. [The same as draft, the spelling with gh indicating an older pronunciation. See {Draft}, n., {Draw}.] 1. The act of drawing or pulling; as: (a) The act of moving loads by drawing, as by beasts of burden, and the like. [1913 Webster] A …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Draught — Draught, a. 1. Used for drawing vehicles, loads, etc.; as, a draught beast; draught hooks. [1913 Webster] 2. Relating to, or characterized by, a draft, or current of air. [1913 Webster] 3. Used in making drawings; as, draught compasses. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Draught ox — Draught Draught, a. 1. Used for drawing vehicles, loads, etc.; as, a draught beast; draught hooks. [1913 Webster] 2. Relating to, or characterized by, a draft, or current of air. [1913 Webster] 3. Used in making drawings; as, draught compasses.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • draught — [drɑːft ǁ dræft] noun [countable] TRANSPORT a ship s draught is the distance from the bottom of the ship to the level of the water. This distance is the depth of water that a ship needs to float ˈladen ˌdraught TRANSPORT the draught when a ship… …   Financial and business terms

  • draught´er — draught «draft, drahft», noun, transitive verb, adjective. = draft. (Cf. ↑draft) –draught´er, noun. Usage draft, draught. The pronunciation (draft) has caused the spelling draught to give way to draft. In current A …   Useful english dictionary

  • Draught — (dr[.a]ft), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Draughted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Draughting}.] 1. To draw out; to call forth. See {Draft}. Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. To diminish or exhaust by drawing. [R.] [1913 Webster] The Parliament so often draughted and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • draught — draught; draught·house; …   English syllables

  • draught — (US draft) ► NOUN 1) a current of cool air in a room or confined space. 2) a single act of drinking or inhaling. 3) literary or archaic a quantity of a liquid with medicinal properties: a sleeping draught. 4) the depth of water needed to float a… …   English terms dictionary

  • draught — [ dræft ] the British spelling of draft1 …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • draught — c.1200, from O.E. *dreaht, *dræht, related to dragan to draw, drag (see DRAG (Cf. drag)). Oldest sense besides that of pulling is of drinking. It retains the functions that did not branch off with DRAFT (Cf. draft) (q.v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • draught — [draft, dräft] n., vt., adj. now chiefly Brit. sp. of DRAFT …   English World dictionary

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