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drifter

1. a boat used for drift-net fishing
2. Nautical a large jib of thin material used in light breezes

drifter

[′drif·tər]
(mechanical engineering)
A rock drill, similar to but usually larger than a jack hammer, mounted for drilling holes up to 4½ inches (11.4 centimeters) in diameter.
(mining engineering)
A person who excavates mine drifts.
An air-driven rock drill used for excavating mine drifts and crosscuts.

drifter

A type of pneumatic, percussive rock drill.
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The most important thing I can say about Drifters is that for me -- taste being in the proverbial eye of the beholder -- is that it has, hands down, the best burgers in Limassol.
2013; Niiler 2001), in collaboration with the international partners of the Data Buoy Cooperation Panel (DBCP), a joint body of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), has been deploying Surface Velocity Program (SVP) Lagrangian drifters drogued at 15-m depth and equipped with barometers (SVPB (1)) in the world's oceans with a focus on the extratropical regions.
Furthermore, the Gulf of Finland is quite shallow, with an average depth of only 37 m [3], hence there is a considerable risk of grounding for drifters deployed in this sea area.
It consists of six rounds, and the best four rounds of every drifter are calculated at the end of the championship.
The Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, which inducted King as a member of The Drifters, described Spanish Harlem and Stand By Me as "classics that have stood the test of time".
A native of North Carolina, King was singing with the Five Crowns when he and his fellow band members were hired to become the new incarnation of the Drifters, who had several doo-wop hits in the 1950s featuring tenor Clyde McPhatter.
In 1958 - under his real name - the baritone singer joined doo-wop group The Five Crowns who would soon become known as The Drifters.
King and the Drifters were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.
In the United States and Europe, we have access to documented quality steel, so the drifters most widely used around the world come from these areas.
THE Drifters have been drifting for so long that they have passed their 60th Anniversary Diamond Dynasty Tour and are now embarking on their Optimum Tour.
A DRIFTER which had been at sea for nearly 50 years was nally found by dog hundreds of miles away from where it set oin Bangor.
Skilled professional and amateur drag racers and drifters have embraced the event as the ideal platform on which to showcase their skills whilst pushing their own cars and bikes to the ultimate test.