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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air current which flows through a flue, chimney, or heater; or a localized air current which results in more heat being withdrawn from a person’s skin than is normally dissipated.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.
References in classic literature ?
Minute by minute, the composing influence of the draught began at last to strengthen its hold on my brain.
Still, she felt her pulse, and finding it throb violently she remembered that the best method of dispelling such illusions was to drink, for a draught of the beverage prepared by the doctor to allay her fever seemed to cause a reaction of the brain, and for a short time she suffered less.
When it was full I left it propped in the fork of a tree, and a few days later, carrying the hateful old man that way, I snatched at my gourd as I passed it and had the satisfaction of a draught of excellent wine so good and refreshing that I even forgot my detestable burden, and began to sing and caper.