Drifting vs Driftling - What's the difference?

drifting | driftling |


As nouns the difference between drifting and driftling

is that drifting is (motorsports) a driving technique where the driver intentionally oversteers, causing loss of traction in the rear wheels, while maintaining control from entry to exit of a corner while driftling is one who is carried about, drifts, or wanders aimlessly; a drifter; wanderer; traveller.

As an adjective drifting

is moving aimlessly or at the mercy of external forces.

As a verb drifting

is .

drifting

English

Adjective

(-)
  • Moving aimlessly or at the mercy of external forces.
  • The drifting seaweed went where ever the currents pushed it.

    Noun

  • (motorsports) A driving technique where the driver intentionally oversteers, causing loss of traction in the rear wheels, while maintaining control from entry to exit of a corner.
  • The act by which something drifts.
  • * 2009 , Mazo de la Roche, Whiteoak Heritage (page 204)
  • Still, she did not regret him, for nothing Ernest could have given her would have equalled the delight of those romantic driftings on the lake with Eden.

    Verb

    (head)
  • driftling

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One who is carried about, drifts, or wanders aimlessly; a drifter; wanderer; traveller.
  • *1888 , Edward Doyle, Moody moments: poems - Page 56 :
  • The low note is the voice Of the Spirit, God, Love, Saying. "Driftling ! rejoice, There is harbor Above."
  • *1999 , Kinahan Cornwallis, Two Journeys to Japan, 1856-7 - Page 60 :
  • The fact of their existence at Nagasaki having been communicated to the American commissioner at Canton, the sloop of war, Preble, was dispatched to bring away these driftlings . She arrived off the harbour of Nagasaki on the 17th of April.