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floatage

[floh-tij]
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noun
  1. flotage.
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Origin of floatage

First recorded in 1620–30

flotage

or float·age

[floh-tij]
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.
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Origin of flotage

1620–30; float + -age; compare French flottage
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Historical Examples

  • Boil the butter, and add to it a small quantity of sugar and salt, and skim off floatage.

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    Robert H. Elliot


British Dictionary definitions for floatage

floatage

noun
  1. a variant spelling of flotage
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flotage

floatage

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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