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  • n. Land leading from a dwelling to a road or field.
  • n. A current of air that flows forward
  • n. The draft at the fore perpendicular. Also "fore draft".

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fore +‎ draft (Wiktionary)

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  • foredraft (plural foredrafts)
    ***Land leading from a dwelling to a road or field.
    Farm containing messuage, barns, stable, buildings, gardens, foldyard and rickyard (1.1.39), the lane or Foredraft … — Shropshire Archives, 1835
    He returned at last, and pointing to a tree that stood over on the far side of the foredraft which led up to the farm,… — A Modern Antaeus, 1901
    We would have scurried across the farmyard, scattering the flustered fowl as we went, then down the foredraft to wait by the gate… — Richard P. Mayer, The Young Gongoozler, 2010
    ***A current of air that flows forward
    If the connections to the two plenums are air-tite, then there will be a back draft in one stream and a foredraft … — HVAC-Talk, 2006
    Not phased by trucks or light winds. You drift into their foredraft and then back out of their backdraft as one solid unit … — TundraTalk, Towing Report, 2007
    The freight, after passing through Brick Station, would switch onto a trunk line and skirt the yards on its way north to Chicago. He listened intently, and picked up the foredraft of its cattle cars. — C.K. Robin, Judas Goat: A Fable
    ***(nautical) The draft at the fore perpendicular. Also "fore draft".
    ... wherein said foredraft part includes at least a moorage hull part, — Floating offshore structure : U.S. Patent Number 4,519,728, 1985
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