Raft vs Baft - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between raft and baft
is that raft
is a flat structure made of planks, barrels etc, that floats on water, and is used for transport, emergencies or a platform for swimmers or raft
can be a large (but unspecified) number, a lot while baft
As a verb raft
is to convey on a raft or raft
can be (reave
From Scandinavian; compare West (etyl) .
A flat structure made of planks, barrels etc., that floats on water, and is used for transport, emergencies or a platform for swimmers.
A flat-bottomed inflatable craft for floating or drifting on water.
A thick crowd of seabirds or sea mammals.
(US) A collection of logs, fallen trees, etc. which obstructs navigation in a river.
(slang, informal) A large collection of people or things taken indiscriminately.
* W. D. Howells
- a whole raft of folks
* life raft
to convey on a raft
to make into a raft
to travel by raft
Alteration of (raff).
A large (but unspecified) number, a lot.
* 2007 , Edwin Mullins, The Popes of Avignon , Blue Bridge 2008, p. 31:
- Among those arrested was the grand master himself, Jacques de Molay, who found himself facing a raft of charges based on the specious evidence of former knights [...].