- the bottom of a hull.
- any of a number of deep, transverse framing members at the bottom of a steel or iron hull, generally interrupted by and joined to any vertical keel or keelsons.
- the lowermost member of a frame in a wooden vessel.
verb (used with object)
Origin of floor
Examples from the Web for floorless
Historical Examples of floorless
He must get the passengers off the floorless bridge that might ignite at any moment.
The cooking stove was in a little, cold, floorless shed, and there mother baked some corn griddle-cakes for our supper.Personal Recollections of Pardee Butler
For some forty years it stood a mere roofless, floorless, windowless shell, an unpicturesque ruin.
The floorless, tumble-down cabin was a palace, the ragged gray blankets silk, the furniture rosewood and mahogany.Roughing It
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Boxes and dusty bottles littered one side of the floorless apartment, and spider webs hung from the rafters.
Word Origin for floor
Old English flor "floor, pavement, ground, bottom (of a lake, etc.)," from Proto-Germanic *floruz "floor" (cf. Middle Dutch and Dutch vloer, Old Norse flor "floor," Middle High German vluor, German Flur "field, meadow"), from PIE *plaros "flat surface" (cf. Welsh llawr "ground"), enlarged from *pele- (2) "flat, to spread" (see plane (n.1)).
Meaning "level of a house" is from 1580s. The figurative sense in legislative assemblies (as opposed to the platform) is first recorded 1774. Spanish suelo "floor" is from Latin solum "bottom, ground, soil;" German Boden is cognate with English bottom. Floor plan attested from 1867.
see ground floor; mop up the floor with; sink through the floor; take the floor; walk the floor.