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an inflatable life raft
a wooden raft

Etymology

From the Old Norse word raptr, originally meaning 'beam' or 'rafter'. Cognate with "rafter".

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
raft

Plural
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  1. A flat structure made of planks, barrels etc., that floats on water, and is used for transport, emergencies or a platform for swimmers.
  2. A flat-bottomed inflatable craft for floating or drifting on water.
  3. A large (but unspecified) number, a lot.
    All we've ever got from you is a raft of promises.

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Verb

Infinitive
to raft

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to raft (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) to convey on a raft
  2. (transitive) to make into a raft
  3. (intransitive) to travel by raft

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Albanian

Etymology

From the Turkish raf.

Noun

raft m

  1. shelf

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