Variant of loft
- an attic or atticlike space, usually not partitioned off into rooms, immediately below the roof of a house, barn, etc.
- ☆ any of the upper stories of a warehouse or factory; now often, specif., a dwelling space, artist's studio, etc. on an upper story of a converted warehouse or factory
- a gallery: the choir loft in a church
- the slope given to the face of a golf club to aid in knocking the ball in a high curve
- the height attained by hitting or throwing a ball in a high curve
Origin: ME lofte < Late OE loft < ON lopt, upper room, air, sky (akin to OE lyft, air, sky) < IE base *leup-, *leubh-, to peel off > leaf
- to store in a loft
- to hit or throw (a golf ball, baseball, etc.) into the air in a high curve
- to throw (a bowling ball) so that it strikes the alley sharply some distance past the foul line
- lofter noun
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