floater

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float·er

noun \ˈflō-tər\

Definition of FLOATER

1
a :  one that floats
b :  a person who floats something
2
:  a person who votes illegally in various polling places
3
a :  a person without a permanent residence or regular employment
b :  a worker who moves from job to job; especially :  one without fixed duties
4
:  a pitched, thrown, or hit ball that moves through the air relatively slowly with little or no spin or rotation
5
:  a policy insuring specific items of personal property (as jewelry or art)
6
:  a bit of optical debris (as a dead cell or cell fragment) in the vitreous humor or lens that may be perceived as a spot before the eye; also :  a spot in the visual field due to such debris —usually used in plural

First Known Use of FLOATER

1717

float·er

noun \ˈflōt-ər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FLOATER

: a bit of optical debris (as a dead cell or cell fragment) in the vitreous body or lens that may be perceived as a spot before the eye; also : a spot in the visual field due to such debris—usually used in plural; compare muscae volitantes

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