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Meaning of drifter

drift•er

Pronunciation: (drif'tur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing that drifts.
  2. a person who goes from place to place, job to job, etc., remaining in each for a short period, esp. a hobo.
  3. Also calleda boat used in fishing with a drift net.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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