Draft or draught may mean:
  • Draught beer
    Draught beer
    Draught beer is beer served from a cask or a pressurised keg.-History of draught:Until Joseph Bramah patented the beer engine in 1785, beer was served directly from the barrel and carried to the customer. The Old English word for carry was dragen which developed into a series of related words,...

     or other beverage, served from a bulk keg or cask rather than a bottle or can

Watercraft dimensions

  • Draft (hull)
    Draft (hull)
    The draft of a ship's hull is the vertical distance between the waterline and the bottom of the hull , with the thickness of the hull included; in the case of not being included the draft outline would be obtained...

    , distance from waterline to keel
  • Draft (sail), degree of curvature in a sail
  • Air draft
    Air draft
    Air draft is the distance from the surface of the water to the highest point on a vessel, similar to the "deep draft" of a vessel which is measured from the surface of the water to the deepest part of the hull below the surface, but "air draft" is expressed as a height, not a depth.The vessel's...

    , distance from waterline to the highest point on a vessel

Selection processes

  • Conscription
    Conscription is the compulsory enlistment of people in some sort of national service, most often military service. Conscription dates back to antiquity and continues in some countries to the present day under various names...

    , a.k.a. draft — compulsory enrollment of persons especially for military service
  • Draft (politics)
    Draft (politics)
    In elections in the United States, political drafts are used to encourage or pressure a certain person to enter a political race, by demonstrating a significant groundswell of support for the candidate. A write-in campaign may also be considered a draft campaign.-The movement to draft Dwight D....

    , groundswell of support to compel a candidate to run for office
  • Draft (sports)
    Draft (sports)
    A draft is a process used in the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, Russia and the Philippines to allocate certain players to sports teams. In a draft, teams take turns selecting from a pool of eligible players...

    , selection of players for professional sports teams


  • The Draft (band)
    The Draft (band)
    The Draft are a band featuring Hot Water Music members Jason Black, George Rebelo and Chris Wollard. The band also features guitarist Todd Rockhill of Black Cougar Shock Unit, Discount and a host of other Gainesville, Florida based acts....

    , an American punk rock band
  • The Draft (comics)
    The Draft (comics)
    The Draft was a comic book in Marvel's New Universe imprint, detailing the aftermath of the reintroduction of the draft following the destruction of Pittsburgh. The Draft was put into effect on January 28, 1988, and its unstated purpose was to establish a fighting force of soldiers with paranormal...

    , a 1988 one-shot comic book from Marvel Comics
  • WWE Draft, a World Wrestling Entertainment program which drafts superstars to different WWE brands
  • Draughts
    Draughts is a group of abstract strategy board games between two players which involve diagonal moves of uniform pieces and mandatory captures by jumping over the enemy's pieces. Draughts developed from alquerque...

    , board game, a.k.a. checkers
  • Drapht
    Drapht is an Australian hip hop singer from Perth, Western Australia. Drapht is a member of the Syllaboliks crew, which comprises fellow Australian hip hop artists from Perth.-Biography:...

    , an Australian hip hop singer
  • Draft 7.30
    Draft 7.30
    Draft 7.30 is the seventh album by the electronic music group Autechre. It was released by Warp Records in 2003.The name Draft 7.30 supposedly derives from the album being the 30th edited version of the album. The artwork for this album was created by Alex Rutterford. "Theme of Sudden Roundabout"...

    , an album by British electronic band Autechre

Other uses

  • Chimney draught, outgoing flow into chimney of gases from combustion
  • Mechanical draft, incoming flow of air to burn fuel for a boiler or engine
  • Sight draft, or time draft, an order for the payment of money by a banker
  • Draft document
    Draft document
    Drafting is the preliminary stage of a written work in which the author begins to develop a more cohesive product. A also describes the product the writer creates in the initial stages of the writing process.In the drafting stage, the author:...

    , a version of an unfinished document or other written work
  • Draft (engineering), the angle added to features perpendicular to the parting line of a casting or molding

See also

  • Draft horse
    Draft horse
    A draft horse , draught horse or dray horse , less often called a work horse or heavy horse, is a large horse bred for hard, heavy tasks such as ploughing and farm labour...

  • Drafted (comics)
    Drafted (comics)
    Drafted is a comic book series by Mark Powers and Chris Lie, published by Devil's Due Publishing starting in 2007.- Publication history :The 99 cent Preview was published in June 2007 and the main series began in September 2007...

  • Drafting (disambiguation)
  • Drought
    A drought is an extended period of months or years when a region notes a deficiency in its water supply. Generally, this occurs when a region receives consistently below average precipitation. It can have a substantial impact on the ecosystem and agriculture of the affected region...

    , reduced water supply
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