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flotage

or float·age

[floh-tij]
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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

  • The trees grow in salt water several feet deep, where their labyrinth of roots and branches collect and hold sediment and flotage.

    Appletons' Popular Science Monthly, April 1899

    Various


British Dictionary definitions for flotage

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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