floater

[ floh-ter ]
/ ˈfloʊ tər /

noun


Nearby words

  1. floatage,
  2. floatation,
  3. floatboard,
  4. floatcut file,
  5. floatel,
  6. floaters,
  7. floating,
  8. floating assets,
  9. floating cartilage,
  10. floating charge

Origin of floater

First recorded in 1710–20; float + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for floaters

floater

/ (ˈfləʊtə) /

noun

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Word Origin and History for floaters

floater

n.

"dead body found in water," 1890, U.S. slang, agent noun from float (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for floaters

floaters

[ flōtər ]

pl.n.

Specks or small threads in the visual field, usually perceived to be moving, that are caused by minute aggregations of cells or proteins in the vitreous humor of the eye.

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