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float

1. Angling an indicator attached to a baited line that sits on the water and moves when a fish bites
2. Chiefly US any buoyant object, such as a platform or inflated tube, used offshore by swimmers or, when moored alongside a pier, as a dock by vessels
3. a blade of a paddle wheel
4. Brit a buoyant garment or device to aid a person in staying afloat
5. a hollow watertight structure fitted to the underside of an aircraft to allow it to land on water
6. another name for air bladder
7. a motor vehicle used to carry a tableau or exhibit in a parade, esp a civic parade
8. a small delivery vehicle, esp one powered by batteries
9. Austral and NZ a vehicle for transporting horses
10. a sum of money used by shopkeepers to provide change at the start of the day's business, this sum being subtracted from the total at the end of the day when calculating the day's takings
11. Engineering a hollow cylindrical structure in a carburettor that actuates the fuel valve
12. (in textiles) a single thread brought to or above the surface of a woven fabric, esp to form a pattern
13. Forestry a measure of timber equal to eighteen loads

Float

 

a device that has both floatability and buoyancy when immersed.

Floats may be of the support type (pontoons of seaplanes and floating bridges, the floats of fishing nets, and hook floats of fishing rods); the hydrometric type, for measurement of flow velocity or variations in level (such as tide gauges); or the actuating type, which operate shutoff valves and other devices depending on the level of a liquid (as in the float chamber of a carburetor and in water-supply systems and the like).

float

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(agriculture)
A device consisting of one or more blades used to level a seedbed.
(biology)
An air-filled sac in many pelagic flora and fauna that serves to buoy up the body of the organism.
(design engineering)
A file which has a single set of parallel teeth.
(engineering)
A flat, rectangular piece of wood with a handle, used to apply and smooth coats of plaster.
A mechanical device to finish the surface of freshly placed concrete paving.
A marble-polishing block.
Any structure that provides positive buoyancy such as a hollow, watertight unit that floats or rests on the surface of a fluid.
(geology)
An isolated, displaced rock or ore fragment.
(industrial engineering)
(textiles)
A thread used to create patterns in fabric by passing over other threads.
A fabric defect caused by passing a thread over other threads where it should be interwoven.

float

A flat tool with a handle on the back; used on cement or plaster surfaces for smoothing or for producing textured surfaces. Also see angle float, bull float, carpet float, rotary float.

render, float, and set

Three-coat plastering executed directly on stone or brick.

float

i. The horizontal distance traveled by an aircraft from the moment of a flare for landing to the actual touchdown.
ii. A buoyant structure or component fitted to an aircraft to enable it to be supported in water or to stabilize it in water. See float gear.
iii. A buoyant needle or capsule in a float-type carburetor that keeps the fuel level a constant distance below the edge of the discharge nozzle. See float-type carburetor.

float

In programming, a declaration of a floating point number.
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Typically, the bite zone is in 8 feet of water or less, another good reason for using a fixed float. Slipfloats excel when baits need to be deeper than 10 feet, and one of the best for river use is Rod-N-Bobb's, which has a relatively small body that can be adjusted on the stem.
The 75-foot-long float, "Family Outing" featured a colorful country scene with a quaint country inn nestled alongside a stream accented by a water wheel, stone bridge and archway.
Emirates Float Glass (EFG), a subsidiary of Glass LLC, wholly owned by Dubai Investments PJSC, held the groundbreaking ceremony for its second float glass manufacturing facility at the Industrial City of Abu Dhabi (ICAD), marking yet another milestone in the company's endeavor to become the largest float glass manufacturer in the region.
The latch that's attached to the wire then flips, and a spring-controlled mechanism releases the float."
Andrew Springate, vice president of marketing, noted: "For years, beverage makers have tried to crack the code and develop an indulgent drink that tastes like a homemade float. The A&W and Sunkist Floats are indulgent treats like nothing consumers have experienced before; one pour and your taste buds will be amazed--no work, no hassle."
5 Gently place your fish into the cup to see if it floats. If the fish floats on its side, hook on another paper clip.
Spectators were stunned when David Rodgers suddenly overtook another float and then sped down Main Street in Anderson, South Carolina.
(Maximum of 4 points) Are the features on the float in proportion to each other?
In a notice on Monday, the TC declared it is commencing its formal investigation on the merits of the imposition of a definitive safeguard duty against importations of reflective, tinted and clear float glass.