Draft

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verb - To swim close behind, or slightly to the side, usually somewhere between the hips and ankles, of another swimmer (or swimmers) in order to take advantage of their slipstream, especially in a race.

The cagey veteran was drafting behind the young swimmer throughout the race.

[Middle English draught, act of drawing or pulling, from Old English.]. Synonyms: hang on, follow, drag and free ride.

noun - Draft is a group of fish.

The swimmers passed over a draft of fish as they jumped off the escort boat.

Synonyms

shoal, nest, school

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