Waft \Waft\, n.
1. A wave or current of wind. "Everywaft of the air."
In this dire season, oft the whirlwind's wing
Sweeps up the burden of whole wintry plains
In one wide waft. --Thomson.
2. A signal made by waving something, as a flag, in the air.
3. An unpleasant flavor. [Obs.]
4. (Naut.) A knot, or stop, in the middle of a flag. [Written
Note: A flag with a waft in it, when hoisted at the staff, or
half way to the gaff, means, a man overboard; at the
peak, a desire to communicate; at the masthead, "Recall