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light draught UK US UK (US light draft) noun [C] TRANSPORT
the level that water reaches on a ship when it is not carrying anything
Compare LADEN DRAUGHT(Cf. ↑laden draught), LOAD DRAUGHT(Cf. ↑load draught)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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