or float·age

[ floh-tij ]
/ ˈfloʊ tɪdʒ /


an act of floating.
the state of floating.
floating power; buoyancy.
anything that floats; flotsam.
the part of a ship above the water line.

Origin of flotage

1620–30; float + -age; compare French flottage
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/ (ˈfləʊtɪdʒ) /


the act or state of floating; flotation
buoyancy; power or ability to float
objects or material that float on the surface of the water; flotsam
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