floatation floatation

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the phenomenon of floating (remaining on the surface of a liquid without sinking)
  2. (n) financing a commercial enterprise by bond or stock shares

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Finally, in 1941, Papillon escapes definitively, floating away from Devil's Island on a pair of tide-driven bags stuffed with coconuts to serve as food and floatation.
  2. The dancing penguins, alas; and the scene with Ed Wynn as a giggling floatation device, hurrah.

News

  • Teen paddleboard camp in South Lake Tahoe

    STAR Teen Camp’s stand up paddleboarding is July 8-10. Preregistration is required. The camp will leave kids with skills and confidence needed to continue paddling all summer. Bring swim-beach gear, sunscreen, water bottle, lunch. Personal floatation devices will be provided. Cost is $175. For more [...]
    on July 1, 2013     Source: Lake Tahoe News

Quotes

  1. "At the same time, we will continue to target aggressive drivers and boaters, those who don't wear seatbelts or personal floatation devices and people who drink and drive a motor vehicle, ATV or boat," Fantino said. "August has been a bad...
    on Aug 31, 2007 By: Julian Fantino Source: Canada NewsWire (press release)

  2. "External sources of financing our budget are constrained as a result of the global financial crisis. Equally, other options like floatation of the sovereign bond is also not a viable option under the current climate in the international capital...
    on Feb 23, 2009 By: Uhuru Kenyatta Source: Capital FM

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