floater floater  /f ˈloʊ tər/


  1. (n) spots before the eyes caused by opaque cell fragments in the vitreous humor and lens
  2. (n) a debt instrument with a variable interest rate tied to some other interest rate (e.g. the rate paid by T-bills)
  3. (n) a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support
  4. (n) an employee who is reassigned from job to job as needed
  5. (n) a voter who votes illegally at different polling places in the same election
  6. (n) a swimmer who floats in the water
  7. (n) an object that floats or is capable of floating
  8. (n) an insurance policy covering loss of movable property (e.g. jewelry) regardless of its location


  1. Anne Bancroft is a warmhearted, racy-tongued, Bronx-to-Bohemia floater whom he meets at a party.
  2. Three life rafts and a floater net supported a few.
  3. He became a gambler, a floater, a wetback, left his children with anyone who would take them.


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  1. "I saw there was one second on the clock and shot a floater," Lawson said outside a jubilant North Carolina locker room. "It went in luckily. I wasn't sure."
    on Jan 28, 2009 By: Ty Lawson Source: ABC News

  2. "My main focus is on the US Open, more than the ranking situation," Hewitt said. "I feel like I'm a lot better player than where my ranking is sitting at. I'd like to say I'm a dangerous floater now."
    on Aug 6, 2007 By: Lleyton Hewitt Source: San Diego Union Tribune

  3. "Joe Johnson's a talented player, it's kind of hard to stick him, I was just trying to get up under him," Stevenson said. "He's tall, he can handle the ball, he's got a great floater and can shoot the threes."
    on Mar 7, 2007 By: DeShawn Stevenson Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

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