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1raft

noun \ˈraft\

Definition of RAFT

1
a :  a collection of logs or timber fastened together for conveyance by water
b :  a flat structure for support or transportation on water
2
:  a floating cohesive mass
3
:  an aggregation of animals (as waterfowl) resting on the water

Origin of RAFT

Middle English rafte rafter, raft, from Old Norse raptr rafter
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Nautical Terms

avast, aweigh, flotsam, jib, keel, lee, port, starboard, stay

Rhymes with RAFT

2raft

verb

Definition of RAFT

transitive verb
1
:  to transport in the form of or by means of a raft; also :  to convey (as pebbles) in floating ice or masses of organic material
2
:  to make into a raft
intransitive verb
:  to travel by raft

First Known Use of RAFT

1706

3raft

noun

Definition of RAFT

:  a large collection or number

Origin of RAFT

alteration of raff jumble
First Known Use: 1830

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