(US draft/ drAft; drAft/) n
1 [C] current of air in a room or some other enclosed space 通风; 气流
*Can you close the door? There's an awful draught in here. 你把门关上好吗? 这里过堂风太大.
* As the train began to move a pleasant draught cooled us all down. 火车一开, 一阵凉风吹来, 我们顿感凉爽.
2 [U, sing] (nautical 海) depth of water needed to float a ship （船的）吃水深度
*vessels of shallow draught 吃水浅的船只.
3 [C] one continuous process of swallowing liquid; the amount swallowed 一饮; 一口之量
*take a deep/long draught of beer 喝一大口啤酒
* He emptied his glass at one draught. 他将杯中物一饮而尽.
* (fig 比喻) He took a deep draught of air into his lungs. 他深深地吸了一口气.
4 draughts (Brit) (US checkers) [sing v] table game for two players using
24 round pieces on a chequered board 国际跳棋（两人对下, 用24个圆形棋子在方格棋盘上进行）.
5 (idm 习语) on `draught drawn from a container, esp of beer from a barrel 从容器中汲取（尤指桶装的啤酒）
*winter ale on draught 桶装冬麦芽酒.
adj [attrib 作定语] served on draught （自桶中汲取）散装的
*draught bitter, cider, lager, etc 散装苦啤酒、苹果酒、贮藏啤酒等.
1. Let´s shut the window because I can feel a draught. 咱们关上窗户吧，因为我感到有股穿堂风。