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light draft

noun, Nautical
the draft of a vessel at its light displacement.
Origin of light draft
1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • A light-draft transport was rigged for (p. 091) the enterprise.

    The Boys of '61 Charles Carleton Coffin.
  • The steamboats were of the usual style of light-draft river craft, built to carry freight and passengers.

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