driftwood

noun drift·wood \ ˈdrift-ˌwu̇d \
|Updated on: 20 Jul 2018

Definition of driftwood

1 : wood drifted or floated by water
2 : flotsam 2

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First Known Use of driftwood

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DRIFTWOOD Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of driftwood for English Language Learners

  • : wood that is floating in water or carried to the shore by water


DRIFTWOOD Defined for Kids

driftwood

noun drift·wood \ ˈdrift-ˌwu̇d \

Definition of driftwood for Students

: wood carried by water


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