Definition of driftwood in English:


Line breaks: drift|wood
Pronunciation: /ˈdrɪftwʊd


[mass noun]
  • Pieces of wood which are floating on the sea or have been washed ashore: a fire made of driftwood [as modifier]: beaches covered in driftwood logs
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    • Not much of it has been at sea for long - not real good mantelpiece driftwood, more like firewood driftwood.
    • Jess was reeling in a piece of driftwood covered in a bit of seaweed.
    • But all he had were some notes he'd made, which described finding the man lying like a piece of driftwood on the beach.

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