Definition of driftwood in English:



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’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In the hall there is a marvellous wood feature, carved out of a piece of driftwood that came down the river.’
    • ‘Tom poked at the edge of the fire with a piece of driftwood.’
    • ‘She sat down on a piece of driftwood that sat on the beach, and looked out to sea.’
    • ‘Her painting was predominantly abstract, and her sculpture often made use of found items such as pieces of driftwood, which she used in painted constructions.’
    • ‘Props are many and various, including statues, pieces of driftwood, rusty farm tools, wind chimes, etc.’
    • ‘They are often seen perched on fence posts or pieces of driftwood.’
    • ‘Males construct a shallow scrape nest on open, bare ground, sometimes near a clump of grass or piece of driftwood.’
    • ‘Opposite the gallery desk was an enormous piece of bleached driftwood.’
    • ‘Finally she rose from the piece of driftwood and walked away down the ledge, offering no explanation to the others.’
    • ‘She looks back as she crests the mound of sand, and sees the crazy man standing shin-deep in the sea, holding a piece of driftwood.’
    • ‘I picked up a piece of driftwood and did the same, yelling for no reason, kicking the sand and flinging it about.’
    • ‘Maybe there would even be a few pieces of decent driftwood.’
    • ‘Small waves lapped against the shore, a quick and steady pulse carrying pieces of driftwood and a few leaves.’
    • ‘A piece of dancing driftwood caught his attention and his eyes followed it down the current.’
    • ‘There's all this driftwood everywhere that's been washed ashore by the storms.’
    • ‘He saw deep tire tracks in the sand, with wood chips and a few scraps of driftwood littering the beach.’
    • ‘The ocean would rush away, leaving the sandy beach full of crabs and clams, seaweed and driftwood, shells and stones.’