Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An inward flow or current, as of air.
  • noun A pulling or drawing inward.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A drawing in; a draft or drawing of something into a place or situation; an inward flow or current, as of air, caused by some attracting or impelling force or an undercurrent of sea-water.
  • noun An opening from the sea into the land; an inlet; a passage inward.

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Examples

  • The fires Comfort had started must have been sucked by the indraft back toward the burn as Spur had hoped, creating a backfired barrier to its progress.

    The Year's Best Science Fiction 23rd Annual Collection

  • But the neighbourhood of London, which sucks the vitals of trade in this island to itself, is the chief reason of any decay of business in this place; and I shall, in the course of these observations, hint at it, where many good seaports and large towns, though farther off than Ipswich, and as well fitted for commerce, are yet swallowed up by the immense indraft of trade to the City of

    A Tour through the Eastern Counties of England, 1722

  • But the neighbourhood of London, which sucks the vitals of trade in this island to itself, is the chief reason of any decay of business in this place; and I shall, in the course of these observations, hint at it, where many good seaports and large towns, though farther off than Ipswich, and as well fitted for commerce, are yet swallowed up by the immense indraft of trade to the City of

    A Tour through the Eastern Counties of England, 1722

  • Barbadoes; which, by keeping off at sea, to avoid the indraft of the bay or gulf of Mexico, we might easily perform, as we hoped, in about fifteen days 'sail; whereas we could not possibly make our voyage to the coast of Africa without some assistance both to our ship and to ourselves.

    The Junior Classics — Volume 5

  • For a mile or thereabouts my raft went very well, only that I found it drive a little distant from the place where I had landed before; by which I perceived that there was some indraft of the water, and consequently I hoped to find some creek or river there, which I might make use of as a port to get to land with my cargo.

    The Junior Classics — Volume 5

  • For a mile or thereabouts my raft went very well, only that I found it drive a little distant from the place where I had landed before, by which I perceived that there was some indraft of water, and consequently I hoped to find some creek or river there, which I might make use of as a port to get to land with my cargo.

    Robinson Crusoe

  • For a mile or thereabouts my raft went very well, only that I found it drive a little distant from the place where I had landed before, by which I perceived that there was some indraft of water, and consequently I hoped to find some creek or river there, which I might make use of as a port to get to land with my cargo.

    Robinson Crusoe

  • Barbadoes, which by keeping off at sea, to avoid the indraft of the

    Robinson Crusoe

  • Barbadoes, which by keeping off at sea, to avoid the indraft of the

    The Children's Hour, v 5. Stories From Seven Old Favorites

  • We were nearly drawn down by the indraft of the water!

    Voyage au centre de la terre. English

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