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draught

(US), draft
1. 
a. beer, wine, etc., stored in bulk, esp in a cask, as opposed to being bottled
b. (as modifier): draught beer
c. on draught drawn from a cask or keg
2. any one of the 12 flat thick discs used by each player in the game of draughts
3. the depth of a loaded vessel in the water, taken from the level of the waterline to the lowest point of the hull

draught

[draft]
(civil engineering)

draft, Brit. draught

1. A current of air or gases, as an air current which flows through a flue, chimney, or heater; or a localized air current which results in more heat being withdrawn from a person’s skin than is normally dissipated.
2. A narrow, dressed border around the face of a stone, usually about the width of a chisel edge; also called a drafted margin or margin draft.
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Bear in mind though, original sash windows are notoriously draughty, and you may prefer to get a pro to draught-proof and refurbish them more thoroughly.
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The ground Open and draughty, though most views are unrestricted.
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In spite of their romantic associations - with New York lofts, Bohemia, cheapness, youth and so on - warehouse spaces are often amorphous, expensive, draughty and in inimical surroundings, requiring imagination and money to make them habitable, and a car to take you away from the area in the evening.
World-renowned elephant expert Ian Redmond has lent his support to the suit, stating in an affidavit filed in the lawsuit that elephants in circuses are trained in a way that breaks the animal's spirit and then are forced to spend much of their time "chained to the floor in the back of trucks, or shackled in draughty tents in showgrounds, awaiting the next performance.
Ministers yesterday published legally Ministers yesterday published legally binding commitments to cut the number of cold and draughty homes in England draughty homes in England from the current 2.
AS the chilly autumn weather blows in, now is the ideal time to swap your draughty windows for smart, energy efficient double glazing.
We live in a semi-detached house and get very little sun at the front, so it is very cold and draughty in winter.
Simeon Ripley, chief executive of the Trust, said: "Replacing over 150 of the draughty and ineffi-cient existing windows at the Linskill Centre will make a huge difference in lots of ways.
If you have a period house or flat with original floorboards, they'll have a cavity underneath, which can make the room above draughty if the floorboards are exposed.
The 114-year-old Westgate Hill School in Newcastle suffered from cold classrooms, draughty corridors and creaky floorboards that made it unsuitable for education in the 21st Century.