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floater


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Floater  \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.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Floater  \Float"er\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  floats  or  swims. 
 
  2.  A  float  for  indicating  the  height  of  a  liquid  surface. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  floater 
  n  1:  caused  by  opaque  cell  fragments  in  the  vitreous  humor  and 
  lens  [syn:  {musca  volitans},  {muscae  volitantes},  {spots 
  before  the  eyes}] 
  2:  a  debt  instrument  with  a  variable  interest  rate  tied  to  some 
  other  interest  rate  (e.g.  the  rate  paid  by  T-bills) 
  3:  an  insurance  policy  covering  loss  of  movable  property  (e.g. 
  jewelry)  regardless  of  its  location  [syn:  {floating  policy}] 




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