|(US) one who evades compulsory military service|
|a fool or simpleton; ninny.|
|an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.|
Someone who illegally evades the draft, as opposed to a conscientious objector, who is granted official, legal exemption from military duty. In active protest against United States involvement in the Vietnam War, many Americans publicly burned draft registration cards, risking imprisonment; others fled to other countries, such as Canada.