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Definition of "floater" []

  • One that floats or is capable of floating. (noun)
  • One who wanders; a drifter. (noun)
  • An employee who is reassigned from job to job or shift to shift within an operation. (noun)
  • One who votes illegally in different polling places. (noun)
  • An insurance policy that protects movable property in transit or regularly subject to use in varying places. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "floater" in a sentence
  • "FYI, a floater is a piece of dookie, high in fiber so it floats …."
  • "I put that onto the shoe, along with some really beautiful material that we call floater, which is a leather that has been tumbled for a long period of time."
  • "While driving through traffic to the hoop, he wrapped the ball behind his back and threw up a left-handed floater from the baseline that dropped to give Indiana a 102-91 lead."