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float

2 noun
     
Related topics: Drink, Other Sports, Swimming
float2 [countable]
1TTC

vehicle

a large vehicle that is decorated to drive through the streets as part of a special event:
We stood and watched the Carnival floats drive past.
2

drink

American EnglishDFD a sweet drink that has ice cream floating in it
float
3DSO

for fishing

a small light object that floats on the surface of the water, used by people trying to catch fish to show where their line is
4DSS

for swimming

a flat light object that you can rest part of your body on in water to help you learn to swim
5BBT

money

a small amount of money that someone in a shop keeps so that they have enough money to give change to people
6

business

a time when shares in a company are made available for people to buy for the first time [= flotation]
7

relaxation

a time when you sit in a flotation tank in order to treat illness or injury, or to relax

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