from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that drifts, especially a person who moves aimlessly from place to place or from job to job.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who moves from place to place or job to job.
- n. A type of lightweight sail used in light winds like a spinnaker.
- n. A driver that uses driving techniques to modify vehicle traction to cause a vehicle to slide or power slide rather than drive in line with the tires.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which drifts; specifically, a cask, buoy, float, or other light object, properly labeled and tagged, and allowed to drift freely in the ocean to determine ocean-currents.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support
It is basically what we call a drifter slope mine.
A depressed drifter is even unhappier when it is a sunny day and everyone is having fun.
The author never indicates how this drifter from a vagabond existence came to live in a modest upper middleclass neighborhood with no steady income (dollhouses?).
The third person in this case -- and that is Amanda Knox we ` re looking at -- The third man in this case, who is considered or has been described as a drifter, has already been convicted.
A so-called drifter shows off his precision with a knife and cucumber.
Scarseth, described as a drifter, received a warning for skateboarding illegally.
Previous entry: Man found with Smart known as drifter
But last month, the Smart family released a sketch of Brian David Mitchell, described as a drifter and street preacher.
And what about the so-called drifter who lived in his car?
The latest developments getting the breaking news logo including Friday's announcement that Bret Michael Edmunds, the so-called drifter wanted for questioning in the case, had been apprehended in a West Virginia hospital.