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float British & World English

Rest or move on or near the surface of a liquid without sinking

float English Thesaurus

oil floats on water

float arm British & World English

The hinged arm attached to the ball float in the ballcock of a water cistern

ball float British & World English

The spherical float attached to a hinged arm in the ballcock of a water cistern

float glass British & World English

Plate glass made by allowing it to solidify on a layer of molten metal

horse float British & World English

A vehicle for transporting one or more horses

milk float British & World English

An open-sided van, typically powered by electricity, that is used for delivering milk to houses

Carley float British & World English

A large emergency raft carried on board ship, consisting of a buoyant canvas ring with a wooden grid deck

float chamber British & World English

The cavity in a carburettor containing a device which floats on the surface of the fuel and seals off the flow as the level rises

dead-man's float British & World English

A floating position, often used by beginning swimmers, in which a person lies face down in the water with arms outstretched or extended forward and legs extended backward

devilling float British & World English

A wooden or plastic block with tips of nails just protruding through its base, used to scratch the surface of plaster lightly to enable more plaster to adhere to it

float someone's boat British & World English

Appeal to or excite someone, especially sexually

refloat British & World English

Set afloat again

floatplane British & World English

An aircraft equipped with floats for landing on water; a seaplane

float someone's boat in float British & World English

Appeal to or excite someone, especially sexually