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float·er

 (flō′tər)
n.
1. One that floats or is capable of floating.
2. One who wanders; a drifter.
3. An employee who is reassigned from job to job or shift to shift within an operation.
4. One who votes illegally in different polling places.
5. An insurance policy that protects movable property in transit or regularly subject to use in varying places.
6. Slang A corpse found floating in a body of water.
7. A deposit of material in the vitreous humor of the eye, usually consisting of aggregations of cells or proteins that have detached from the retina, perceived as a spot or thread in the visual field.
8. A knuckleball.

floater

(ˈfləʊtə)
n
1. a person or thing that floats
2. (Physiology) any of a number of dark spots that appear in one's vision as a result of dead cells or fragments in the lens or vitreous humour of the eye
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. a person of no fixed political opinion
b. a person who votes illegally in more than one district at one election
c. a voter who can be bribed
4. (Insurance) insurance Also called: floating policy US and Canadian a policy covering loss or theft of or damage to movable property, such as jewels or furs, regardless of its location
5. informal US a person who often changes employment, residence, etc; drifter
6. (Minerals) Austral a loose gold- or opal-bearing rock
7. (Cookery) Austral (esp in Adelaide) a meat pie in a plate of pea soup

float•er

(ˈfloʊ tər)

n.
1. a person or thing that floats.
2. a person who is continually changing his or her place of abode, employment, etc.; drifter.
3. an employee without a fixed job assignment.
4. a person who fraudulently votes, usu. for pay, in different places in the same election.
5. a territorial animal that has been forced into marginal habitats.
6. a speck or string that appears to be drifting across the eye just outside the line of vision.
7. an insurance policy that covers movable personal property.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.floater - spots before the eyes caused by opaque cell fragments in the vitreous humor and lens; "floaters seem to drift through the field of vision"
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
2.floater - a debt instrument with a variable interest rate tied to some other interest rate (e.g. the rate paid by T-bills)
certificate of indebtedness, debt instrument, obligation - a written promise to repay a debt
3.floater - a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of supportfloater - a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support
beachcomber - a vagrant living on a beach
have-not, poor person - a person with few or no possessions
sundowner - a tramp who habitually arrives at sundown
hobo, tramp, bum - a disreputable vagrant; "a homeless tramp"; "he tried to help the really down-and-out bums"
bird of passage, roamer, rover, wanderer - someone who leads a wandering unsettled life
4.floater - an employee who is reassigned from job to job as needed
employee - a worker who is hired to perform a job
5.floater - a voter who votes illegally at different polling places in the same election
elector, voter - a citizen who has a legal right to vote
6.floater - a swimmer who floats in the water
bather, natator, swimmer - a person who travels through the water by swimming; "he is not a good swimmer"
7.floater - an object that floats or is capable of floating
object, physical object - a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"
berg, iceberg - a large mass of ice floating at sea; usually broken off of a polar glacier
8.floater - an insurance policy covering loss of movable property (e.g. jewelry) regardless of its location
insurance policy, insurance, policy - written contract or certificate of insurance; "you should have read the small print on your policy"
Translations

floater

n (in the eye) mosca volante, pequeños puntos o nubes que se mueven en el campo visual
References in classic literature ?
Thus the spear becomes 'the slaughter-shaft'; fighting 'hand-play'; the sword 'the leavings of the hammer' (or 'of the anvil'); and a ship 'the foamy-necked floater.
Progressive rock band Floater returns to its city of origin today for an 8 p.
Leb made an even bolder statement, and guaranteed to execute a fully operational system, able to produce 5KW from each floater, during the first quarter of 2012.
Therefore, it has been decided to move on to the following stage, which is the construction and testing of the medium scale model, capable of producing 5KW from each floater.
The risk of loss during the actual installation of the equipment might not be found in every installation floater.
My husband had a very large floater which blurred his vision.
She says that one of her party ordered a 'dubious-sounding floater coffee'.
After dilating my eyes and thoroughly examining them, he told me I did, indeed, have a large floater along with flashes.
Blanket installation floater policies often have limits and premiums unrelated to the risks.
In the case of the Smiths, a Brooklyn, New York, couple, a floater added only $100 to their policy premiums to insure a $75,000 antique collection that included 19th century antique furniture.
They're risky because they're frequently leveraged, meaning that for every half point change in interest rates, the coupon on the inverse floater could change by a factor of two, three or even four times.
First introduced to the municipal market in March 1990, inverse floaters are considered derivatives because owning an inverse floater is economically equivalent to owning a fixed-rate bond and writing a fixed-to-floating interest rate swap that contains an interest rate cap.