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floater

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noun float·er \ˈflō-tər\

Definition of floater

  1. 1 a :  one that floats b :  a person who floats something

  2. 2 :  a person who votes illegally in various polling places

  3. 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. 4 :  a pitched, thrown, or hit ball that moves through the air relatively slowly with little or no spin or rotation

  5. 5 :  a policy insuring specific items of personal property (as jewelry or art)

  6. 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



1717

First Known Use of floater

1717


Medical Dictionary

floater

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noun float·er \ˈflōt-ər\

Medical Definition of floater

  1. :  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




Law Dictionary

floater

noun float·er

Legal Definition of floater

  1. 1 [from the notion that the policy “floats” with the goods it insures, wherever they might be located] :  a policy or supplemental attachment to a policy insuring specific items of personal property (as jewelry or art); specifically :  a policy of insurance to protect against loss or damage of goods in transit or goods (as jewels) naturally subject to use in various places —called also floating policy

  2. 2 :  a debt security that yields an indexed variable rate of interest; especially :  floating rate note at note




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