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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 race saw a great number of professional drifters in Egypt and the Arab world.
Patterson: "Use high-pressure hydraulic filters on all of the pressure lines to the drifter. They never do this, and mining companies always pay the price for ignoring such a simple solution."
Seeing a plane crash nearby the Drifter and Dog track that way a taxing hike through snow for several hours.
Produced in January-July last year, 84 Vulcan Classic and 149 Vulcan 400 Drifter machines could leak oil due to defective parts in the carburetors, Kawasaki said in a report to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport.
Like Debord's wandering drifter, Dubplate soaks up the city; from the roar of the passing traffic to the strangled tunes of an incompetent street musician, it seeks out beauty in the gutter.
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.
And the assailant, Stephen Roy Carr, was a poster-boy suspect: an unemployed drifter who had served time in a Florida prison and jumped parole.
The drifter at Lindisfarne was picked up by National Trust coastal ranger Kevin Redgrave, who said: "The university is monitoring the movements of plastics in the North Sea and is using wooden drifters which will break down naturally.
Champion rally driver and Red Bull Athlete Abdo Feghali who designed a challenging track for the drifter said: "The track was designed in a way to determine who the professional drifter is amongst all drifters".
Making their return to Derry for the first time since their unforgettable debut at The Guildhall at Celtronic 2015 will be two of dance music's most in demand acts, Mano Le Tough and The Drifter who will headline St Columb's Hall on Thursday December 22.
The champion drifter, after taking first place with 387 points, will go on to represent Oman in front of a home crowd at the final, hosted by Oman, in December.