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drift
Part of Speech: Noun
Results: 30
1. That causes drifting or that is drifted; movable by wind or currents; as, drift currents; drift ice; drift mud.
Part of Speech: noun
8. A drove or flock, as of cattle, sheep, birds.
10. A collection of loose earth and rocks, or boulders, which have been distributed over large portions of the earth's surface, especially in latitudes north of forty degrees, by the agency of ice.
11. In South Africa, a ford in a river.
13. A tool used in driving down compactly the composition contained in a rocket, or like firework.
14. A deviation from the line of fire, peculiar to oblong projectiles.
16. The distance through which a current flows in a given time.
20. The distance between the two blocks of a tackle.
23. The horizontal component of the pressure of the air on the sustaining surfaces of a flying machine. The lift is the corresponding vertical component, which sustains the machine in the air.
Part of Speech: verb
3. to make a drift; to examine a vein or ledge for the purpose of ascertaining the presence of metals or ores; to follow a vein; to prospect.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To drive or carry, as currents do a floating body.
2. To drive into heaps; as, a current of wind drifts snow or sand.
3. To enlarge or shape, as a hole, with a drift.
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