driftage [drif-tij] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- the action or an amount of .
- Navigation. the amount of away from a set course as a result of wind and currents.
Origin of driftage First recorded in 1760–70;+ Examples from the Web for driftage Historical Examples of driftage
Fuel coal is also too pure to have been accumulated by driftage.
William Harmon Norton
Among the heaps of sea-weed there were sometimes small pieces of painted wood, bark, and other driftage.
Experience has given directions for its use, avoiding some of the grosser causes of error from driftage and other causes.
Henry M. (Henry Martyn) Field
British Dictionary definitions for driftage driftage noun
- the act of drifting
- matter carried along or deposited by drifting
- the amount by which an aircraft or vessel has drifted from its intended course