a person or thing that floats.
Informal. a person who is continually changing his or her place of abode, employment, etc.
an employee without a fixed job
assignment: One of our officers works as a floater, filling in when someone is out.
4. U.S. politics.
a voter not attached to any party, especially a person whose vote may be purchased.
a person who fraudulently votes, usually for pay, in different places in the same election.
a speck or string that appears to be drifting across the eye just outside the line
, caused by cells or cell
fragments in the vitreous humor registering on the retina; musca volitans.
7. Also called floating policy. Insurance.
a policy that insures movable personal property, covering a loss in any location.
Finance. any security or note that has a floating rate.
Medicine/Medical Slang. a corpse found floating in a body of water.
Animal Behavior. a territorial animal that has been unable to claim a territory and is forced into undefended, marginal areas with limited resources.
Australian. a meat pie served in a plate of gravy or pea soup.