A current of air in an enclosed area. A device that regulates the flow or circulation of air. The act of pulling loads; traction. Something that is pulled or drawn; a load. A team of animals used to pull loads. Nautical The depth of a vessel's keel below the water line, especially when loaded: a river vessel of shallow draft. A heavy demand on resources. A written order directing the payment of money from an account or fund. A gulp, swallow, or inhalation. The amount taken in by a single act of drinking or inhaling. A measured portion; a dose. The drawing of a liquid, as from a cask or keg. An amount drawn: ordered two drafts of ale. The process or method of selecting one or more individuals from a group, as for a service or duty: a candidate who did not pursue the nomination, but accepted a draft by the party convention. Compulsory enrollment in the armed forces; conscription. A body of people selected or conscripted. Sports A system in which the exclusive rights to new players are distributed among professional teams. The act of drawing in a fishnet. The quantity of fish caught. Any of various stages in the development of a plan, document, or picture: a preliminary draft of a report; the final draft of a paper. A representation of something to be constructed. A narrow line chiseled on a stone to guide a stonecutter in leveling its surface. A slight taper given a die to facilitate the removal of a casting. An allowance made for loss in weight of merchandise. To select from a group for some usually compulsory service: drafted into the army.