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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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Tonight's drift event will see drifters give their all as they take on the sharp turns of an especially prepared course.
It also starred Jessica Knappett, who wrote and stars in Drifters.
Dubai: A new drifting season came to a climactic close with Lebanese drifter Jad Himo emerging victorious in the Red Bull Car Park Drift Regional Finals held at the Dubai World Trade Centre in front of thousands of eager spectators.
Performing in Linlithgow's Rugby Club on June 23 following on from their recent gold selling album Up On The Roof, The Drifters are back touring the UK, with over 70 dates confirmed.
Now in their 59th year, The Drifters have seen massive chart success on both sides of the Atlantic and across the world, with over 114 million album sales and 214 million singles sales and a vast catalogue of hits.
A totally different rock ''n'' roll song with a similar title Livin'' Lovin'' Doll was released by Cliff Richard and The Drifters which predates the release of Living Doll itself.
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".
It consists of six rounds, and the best four rounds of every drifter are calculated at the end of the championship.
The new Drifters had a more polished production and vocal style and quickly became stars in their own right, widely regarded as one of the greatest harmony groups.
King, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with The Drifters, died on Thursday.
With over 65 members in over 60 years, The Drifters brand continues today with the only official line-up in the world.
Follow Michael and Nelly Hand's fishing season on Instagram @driftersfish and Facebook Drifters Fish.