Definitions for: Floater

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

Webster (1913) Definition: Float"er, n.
1. One who floats or swims.

2. A float for indicating the height of a liquid surface.

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.]

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

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