an upward current of air, especially a strong one

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  • updraft — rising air current, 1909, from UP (Cf. up) + DRAFT (Cf. draft) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • updraft — [up′draft΄] n. an upward air current …   English World dictionary

  • updraft carburetor — updraft carburetor, a carburetor below the intake manifold in a motor vehicle …   Useful english dictionary

  • updraft — noun Date: circa 1887 an upward movement of gas (as air) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • updraft — /up draft , drahft /, n. the movement upward of air or other gas. [1400 50; late ME; see UP , DRAFT] * * * …   Universalium

  • updraft — Synonyms and related words: air current, anabasis, ascension, ascent, clamber, climb, climbing, crosscurrent, current, current of air, downdraft, draft, elevation, escalade, fall wind, flow of air, following wind, fountain, gush, gyring up, head… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • updraft — n. upward movement (of air, gas, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • updraft — A localized upward current of air …   Aviation dictionary

  • updraft — up•draft [[t]ˈʌpˌdræft, ˌdrɑft[/t]] n. phs the movement upward of air or other gas • Etymology: 1400–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • updraft — /ˈʌpdraft/ (say updrahft) noun Meteorology a small scale current of rising air. Also, updraught …  

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