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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air current which flows through a flue, chimney, or heater; or a localized air current which results in more heat being withdrawn from a person’s skin than is normally dissipated.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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"Those in the services may have enjoyed two years or more of rapid growth, but some are now feeling the draught of the problems being encountered elsewhere."
The service sector in the West Midlands is now feeling the draught from the sliding fortunes of the region's manufacturing, business leaders warned yesterday.
With just three matches of Super League 1997 behind us, one coach is already out in the cold and two others are feeling the draught.