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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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Their properties have been analysed with respect to (1) the time it took a drifter to arrive in a MPA (equivalent to the particle age in [3]) and (2) the location along the fairway from where the drifters exerted their journey to a MPA (the source of hits [7]).
The people the drifter meets are all misshapen, violent, racist, misogynist, and androcentric, an anarchic community, whose cruel whims--in a sort of Alice in Wonderland logic--become immediate rules.
The Drifter Tour also coincides with the November 3 launch of the special edition DVD, which includes a booklet and 18-minute bonus surf segment.
Each drifter contained a GPS/GPRS tracker (CT-24 or MU-201, Sanav, Taiwan) for recording and transmitting the drifter position and a battery pack serving both as power supply and deadweight.
Although security authorities were well aware of what went on in the infamous area and the suspect's name, weak law enforcement helped the drifter continue to run loose among teens, ultimately leading to the tragedy, according to eyewitnesses who caught the incident on video.
What Barney and David had found was a drifter released by scientists at Bangor University to learn about the movement of water in the Irish Sea.
Jordanian drifter Othman Al Takriti managed to come in second place on the podium, edging out Omani Ali Al Bloushi, and clinching the Bridgestone award for Best Tyre Smoke.
Drifter will star Billy Murray, who played Don Beech in The Bill and Johnny Allen in EastEnders.
Clint Eastwood earned his spurs producing, starring and directing this classic Western where he plays a drifter who rides into the town of Lagos, just in time to save it from three violent gunmen.
Widmer, best-known as the maker of the American-style hefe-weizen, has staked out some new territory with Drifter Pale Ale.
Lavelle's latest drifter EMMA LAVELLE enjoyed her first success at the Cheltenham Festival with Crack Away Jack this month, and she is clearly a talented trainer going places.
His performance scheduling - with the complete Drifters troupe, as a duo with Drifter Edd Freeman, or on his own - keeps him on the move.