A draft is a process used to allocate certain players to sports teams. In a draft, teams take turns selecting from a pool of eligible players. When a team selects a player, the team receives exclusive rights to sign that player to a contract, and no other team in the league may sign the player.

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  1. An early version of a written work
    I have to revise the first draft of my term paper.
  2. A preliminary sketch, rough outline
    His first drafts were better than most authors' final products.
  3. Depth of water needed to float a ship [also spelled draught].
  4. A current of air, usually coming into a room or vehicle [also spelled draught].
  5. Draw through a flue of gasses (smoke) resulting from a combustion process.
  6. A cheque, an order for money to be paid
  7. An amount of liquid that is drunk in one swallow [also spelled draught]
    She took a deep draft from the bottle of water.
  8. conscription, the system of forcing people to serve in the military.
    He left the country to avoid the draft.
  9. A system of assigning rookie players to professional sports teams
  10. the pulling force (tension) on couplers and draft gear during a slack stretched condition.


  1. to write a first version, make a preliminary sketch.
  2. write a law
  3. to conscript a person, force a person to serve in the military
  4. to select and separate an animal or animals from a group.
  5. to force or convince a person to do a job they do not want to do
  6. to select a rookie player onto a professional sports team
  7. To follow very closely behind another vehicle, thereby providing an aerodynamic advantage to both lead and follower, thereby conserving energy or increasing speed.
  8. the act of drawing fibers out of a clump, for spinning in the production of yarn


  1. Referring to drinks on tap, in contrast to bottled
    I'd rather have a fresh, cheap draft beer.

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