Talk:drifter

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drifter[edit]

Rfv-sense: (nautical) A type of lightweight sail used in light winds like a spinnaker.

Dictionaries do not have this sense; some have a sense for a boat. In the definition, I understand "sail" to refer to a piece of fabric to catch wind rather than to "(dated) A sailing vessel; a vessel of any kind; a craft.", since the definition says that the sail is like a spinnaker.

drifter at OneLook Dictionary Search.

Added in diff on January 2009. --Dan Polansky (talk) 05:40, 7 December 2013 (UTC)

Numerous cites easily found in gbooks. SpinningSpark 11:36, 7 December 2013 (UTC)
Added three citations. Equinox 16:26, 7 December 2013 (UTC)
  • RFV passed: I wanted to have the genus ("sail") verified and it is now; thanks. --Dan Polansky (talk) 17:08, 7 December 2013 (UTC)

drifter[edit]

Rfv-sense: 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.

Not in dictionaries: drifter at OneLook Dictionary Search.

Added in diff in January 2012. --Dan Polansky (talk) 05:50, 7 December 2013 (UTC)

Well, there is such a sense of drift#Verb but we don't have it. Though I don't guarantee this is attested, it does seem a bit unlikely. If someone could add the sense to drift it would be an excellent start. Mglovesfun (talk) 11:34, 7 December 2013 (UTC)
I have added the verb drift and added three citations for the disputed sense of drifter. Equinox 16:10, 7 December 2013 (UTC)
  • RFV passed: Something like the defined sense is now attested; thanks. --Dan Polansky (talk) 17:09, 7 December 2013 (UTC)