Definition of 'raft'
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Example sentences containing 'raft'
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Make your own raft to sail downstream. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Sixteen passengers and two crew members escaped the wreck and huddled on two life rafts tied together. The Sun (2009)Or delve deeper into the canyon on a rafting trip. Times, Sunday Times (2012)With such a raft of technical changes there was always going to be conflict. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They sit alongside a raft of other measures designed to help improve the local environment for residents. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We finished by floating gently on a bamboo raft down river. The Sun (2010)Others who could not swim managed to reach the floating rafts. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Rescuers using boats and rafts were working to find the missing yesterday. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He lashed together two life rafts from the wreckage and helped them aboard. Times, Sunday Times (2013)M&S recently announced a raft of measures to help it go green. The Sun (2007)It varies from writer to writer and it involves a whole raft of elements. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Activities include abseiling, archery and raft building. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Two to five-day raft trips also available. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Go river rafting through the French mountains or quad bike through the jungle. The Sun (2009)Perhaps on bamboo rafts, which are as easy to make as bark boats but float for a good deal longer. The Runaway Brain: the Evolution of Human Uniqueness (1993)Altogether I should think there were about ten or a dozen boats or rafts afloat. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He resurfaced, gasping for air, before striking out for the larger raft. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This strait could easily have been crossed, by accident or design, by peoples on bamboo rafts. The Runaway Brain: the Evolution of Human Uniqueness (1993)The third and final raft, the largest of the three, was floating under me at the stern. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The Manchester-based firm has a training centre in Snowdonia where employees get to know each other over pursuits such as archery and raft building. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Anyway, the story here revolves around the deaths of two men, whose bodies are found in a life raft floating off the coast. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I counted a dozen or so nests: huge, untidy rafts of stick floating in the high branches. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'raft'
British English: raft /rɑːft/ NOUN
A raft is a floating platform made from large pieces of wood tied together.
...a river trip on bamboo rafts.
- American English: raft
- Arabic: طَوْف
- Brazilian Portuguese: jangada
- Chinese: 筏
- Croatian: splav
- Czech: vor
- Danish: flåde
- Dutch: vlot
- European Spanish: balsa
- Finnish: lautta puinen
- French: radeau
- German: Floß
- Greek: σχεδία
- Italian: zattera
- Japanese: いかだ
- Korean: 뗏목
- Norwegian: flåte
- Polish: tratwa
- European Portuguese: jangada
- Romanian: plută
- Russian: плот
- Spanish: balsa
- Swedish: flotte
- Thai: แพ
- Turkish: sal
- Ukrainian: пліт
- Vietnamese: bè
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