draughty draughty

Definition(s):

  • (adj) not airtight

Usage(s):

  1. But Britons paid more attention to what was going on in the echoing, draughty drill hall of the Duke of York's Military School in Chelsea.
  2. The last one, which died in the draughty vaults of a Pyrenees castle on the eve of Franco's victory, was a republican legislature.

News

  • Gaerne Vega shoes review

    The Vega is noticeably slender in appearance, and the fit is fairly narrow too, although there’s a reasonable amount of room in the toe box.  The upper is the usual mix of synthetic leather and mesh, although the broad tongue means a lot of the mesh is effectively a double layer, so they’re not too draughty. There’s no shortage of protection from rocks, with armoured sections around the toe and ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: BikeRadar

Quotes

  1. "It was a draughty, dark Victorian semi-detached house which was full of strange ghosts and had no central heating," says McBurney, "the kind of place nobody wanted in the 50s at all. Everyone else lived in modern houses."
    on Dec 31, 2004 By: Simon McBurney Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "It is vital. Music education needs to be a special experience," says Gillinson. "We used to have to hire out draughty old church halls, terrible spaces with no facilities. In St Luke's every aspect of the experience becomes a thrill for...
    on Jan 15, 2004 By: Clive Gillinson Source: guardian.co.uk

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