Definition of draught adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//drɑːft//
    ; NAmE NAmE//dræft//
    (British English) (North American English draft)
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  1. 1[usually before noun] served from a large container (= a barrel) rather than in a bottle draught beer
  2. 2[only before noun] used for pulling heavy loads a draught horse
  3. Word OriginMiddle English (in the sense ‘drawing, pulling’; also ‘something drawn, a load’): from Old Norse dráttr, of Germanic origin; related to German Tracht, also to draw. Compare with draft.