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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 float·er /ˈflotɚ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 float·er /ˈflotɚ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Float·er n.
 1. One who floats or swims.
 2. A float for indicating the height of a liquid surface.
 3. Politics (a) A voter who shifts from party to party, esp. one whose vote is purchasable. [U. S.] (b) A person, as a delegate to a convention or a member of a legislature, who represents an irregular constituency, as one formed by a union of the voters of two counties neither of which has a number sufficient to be allowed a (or an extra) representative of its own. [U. S.] (c) A person who votes illegally in various polling places or election districts, either under false registration made by himself or under the name of some properly registered person who has not already voted. [U. S.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: spots before the eyes caused by opaque cell fragments in the
           vitreous humor and lens [syn: musca volitans, muscae
           volitantes, spots]
      2: a debt instrument with a variable interest rate tied to some
         other interest rate (e.g. the rate paid by T-bills)
      3: a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means
         of support [syn: vagrant, drifter, vagabond]
      4: an employee who is reassigned from job to job as needed
      5: a voter who votes illegally at different polling places in
         the same election
      6: a swimmer who floats in the water
      7: an object that floats or is capable of floating
      8: an insurance policy covering loss of movable property (e.g.
         jewelry) regardless of its location [syn: floating policy]