- a person or thing that floats
- a person who illegally casts a vote at each of several polling places
- a person who changes his or her place of residence or work at frequent intervals; drifter; esp., a transient laborer
- an employee who works at various tasks, times, or locations, as required by an employer
- an insurance policy covering movable property irrespective of its location at the time of loss
- a speck that appears to float before the eye, caused by a defect or impurity in the vitreous humor: usually used in pl.
- One that floats or is capable of floating.
- One who wanders; a drifter.
- An employee who is reassigned from job to job or shift to shift within an operation.
- One who votes illegally in different polling places.
- An insurance policy that protects movable property in transit or regularly subject to use in varying places.
- Slang A corpse found floating in a body of water.
- A deposit of material in the vitreous humor of the eye, usually consisting of aggregations of cells or proteins that have detached from the retina, perceived as a spot or thread in the visual field.
- A knuckleball.
- Agent noun of float; one who or that which floats.
- An employee of a company who does not have fixed tasks to do but fills in wherever needed, usually when someone else is away.
- A threadlike speck in the visual field that seems to move, possibly caused by degeneration of the vitreous humour.
- An "extra" male at a dinner party, or a young friend of the hostess, whose assignment is to entertain the female guests.
- (insurance) A policy covering property at more than one location or which may be in transit.
- (police jargon) A floating corpse picked up from a body of water.
- (sports) An unaffiliated player.
- (surfing) A maneuver in which a surfer transitions above the unbroken face of the wave onto the lip, or on top of the breaking section of the wave.
- (vulgar) A piece of faeces that floats.
- (slang) Someone who attaches themselves to a group of people, much to the dismay of that group, and repeatedly shows up to participate in group activities despite attempts to get rid of, or “flush,” that person.
- (Australia) A pie floater.
floater - Investment & Finance Definition
Debt securities that have a variable interest rate that is tied to another interest rate instrument, such as the 10-year U.S. Treasury note rate. A floating debt issue spreads the risk that interest rates will change unfavorably between the debt issuer and the debt purchaser.