drifter

[ drif-ter ]SEE DEFINITION OF drifter

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DRIFTER

Bill said he was a drifter—a dangerous maniac who must have been crazed by the sun.

The drifter, the unstable, the good-for-nothing—did not falter.

As I look back on it, it strikes me I always have been more or less of a drifter.

At best he will become an indifferent citizen; at worst a drifter or a criminal.

He had, like Hadji the beggar, become in twenty-four hours again a drifter.

Skipper of Drifter (who has been fined thirty-five shillings for losing a pair of binoculars).

The average man or woman who belongs to the former class has rather a horror of the drifter and likes to give him a wide berth.

We were steaming in line abreast, and the order was signalled for each ship to take one drifter in tow.

We sped by a lightship, the drifter having only one dim glim at her masthead.

Anchored off the point was a small steam yacht, either a converted drifter or built on drifter lines.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DRIFTER

vagrant

nounperson with no permanent home and often with no means of support
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