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Webster 1828 Edition


Drifting

DRIFTING

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ppr.
Driving by force; driving into heaps.

Definition 2022


drifting

drifting

English

Adjective

drifting (not comparable)

  1. Moving aimlessly or at the mercy of external forces.
    The drifting seaweed went where ever the currents pushed it.

Translations

Noun

drifting (countable and uncountable, plural driftings)

  1. (motorsports) A driving technique where the driver intentionally oversteers, causing loss of traction in the rear wheels, while maintaining control from entry to exit of a corner.
  2. The act by which something drifts.
    • 2009, Mazo de la Roche, Whiteoak Heritage (page 204)
      Still, she did not regret him, for nothing Ernest could have given her would have equalled the delight of those romantic driftings on the lake with Eden.

Verb

drifting

  1. present participle of drift