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noun [countable]     drifter pronunciation in British English
/ˈdrɪftə(r)/
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singulardrifter
pluraldrifters
  1. 1
    someone who does not do the same job or stay in the same place for long
  2. 2
    a boat that has a net that floats next to it, used for catching fish
 
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