driftage

driftage

[drif-tij]
noun
1.
the action or an amount of drifting.
2.
drifted matter.
3.
Navigation. the amount of drift away from a set course as a result of wind and currents.

Origin:
1760–70; drift + -age

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driftage (ˈdrɪftɪdʒ)
 
n
1.  the act of drifting
2.  matter carried along or deposited by drifting
3.  the amount by which an aircraft or vessel has drifted from its intended course

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