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flotage

[floh-tij] /ˈfloʊ tɪdʒ/
noun
1.
an act of floating.
2.
the state of floating.
3.
floating power; buoyancy.
4.
anything that floats; flotsam.
5.
the part of a ship above the water line.
Also, floatage.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30; float + -age; compare French flottage
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British Dictionary definitions for flotage

flotage

/ˈfləʊtɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the act or state of floating; flotation
2.
buoyancy; power or ability to float
3.
objects or material that float on the surface of the water; flotsam
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