rafting

Definition of rafting

 (Entry 1 of 2)

present participle of raft entry 2

rafting

noun
raft·​ing | \ ˈraf-tiŋ How to pronounce rafting (audio) \

Definition of rafting (Entry 2 of 2)

: the act, sport, or pastime of traveling on a river or other body of water in a usually inflatable raft : the sport of rafting But injuries can happen, just like with any other sport. For this reason, rafting might not be everyone's cup of tea …— Aislinn Sarnacki So maybe white-water rafting is not your ticket. Maybe you'd like some water sport that does not entail hurtling down an angry river at stomach-churning speeds.— Michael D. Burke A measure from Sen. Lawrence Childers … would provide immunity from lawsuits to outfitters of paddle sports—such as rafting and canoeing—because of "the inherent risks of paddle sport activities."— Tim Hoover

First Known Use of rafting

Noun

1697, in the meaning defined above

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“Rafting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rafting. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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