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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Draught \Draught\, a. 1. Used for drawing vehicles, loads, etc.; as, a draught beast; draught hooks. [1913 Webster] 2. Relating to, or characterized by, a draft, or current of air. [1913 Webster] 3. Used in making drawings; as, draught compasses. [1913 Webster] 4. Drawn directly from the barrel, or other receptacle, in distinction from bottled; on draught; -- said of ale, cider, and the like. [1913 Webster] Note: This word, especially in the first and second meanings, is often written draft, a spelling which is approved by many authorities. [1913 Webster] Draught box. See Draught tube, below. Draught engine (Mining), an engine used for pumping, raising heavy weights, and the like. Draught hook (Mil.), one of the hooks on a cannon carriage, used in drawing the gun backward and forward. Draught horse, a horse employed in drawing loads, plowing, etc., as distinguished from a saddle horse or carriage horse. Draught net, a seine or hauling net. Draught ox, an ox employed in hauling loads, plowing, etc. Draught tube (Water Wheels), an air-tight pipe extending downward into the tailrace from a turbine wheel located above it, to make the whole fall available; -- called also draught box. [1913 Webster]