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Meaning of FLOATER

Pronunciation:  'flowtur

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

FLOATER is a 7 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: drifter, floating policy, musca volitans, muscae volitantes, spots, vagrant
 See Also: bather, beachcomber, berg, bird of passage, bum, certificate of indebtedness, debt instrument, elector, employee, have-not, hobo, iceberg, insurance, insurance policy, natator, object, physical object, policy, poor person, roamer, rover, sundowner, swimmer, symptom, tramp, voter, wanderer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Float"er\, n.
    1. One who floats or swims.
    2. A float for indicating the height of a liquid surface.
  2. \Float"er\ (Politics)
    (a) A voter who shifts from party to party, esp. one whose
        vote is purchasable. [U. S.]
    (b) A person, as a delegate to a convention or a member of a
        legislature, who represents an irregular constituency, as
        one formed by a union of the voters of two counties
        neither of which has a number sufficient to be allowed a
        (or an extra) representative of its own. [U. S.]
    (c) A person who votes illegally in various polling places or
        election districts, either under false registration made
        by himself or under the name of some properly registered
        person who has not already voted. [U. S.]
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: Ahasuerus, Ancient Mariner, Argonaut, ballot-box stuffer, balloter, bird of passage, bum, derelict, drifter, elector, Flying Dutchman, fraudulent voter, gad, gadabout, go-about, Goliard, hobo, itinerant, mover, Odysseus, Oisin, Ossian, peregrinator, peregrine, peripatetic, proxy, rambler, registered voter, repeater, roamer, rolling stone, rover, runabout, straggler, street arab, stroller, strolling player, tramp, troubadour, Ulysses, vag, vagrant, visitant, voter, wanderer, wandering minstrel, wandering scholar