floater
noun Date: 1717 1. a. one that floats b. a person who floats something 2. a person who votes illegally in various polling places 3. a. a person without a permanent residence or regular employment b. a worker who moves from job to job; especially one without fixed duties 4. a pitched, thrown, or hit ball that moves through the air relatively slowly with little or no spin or rotation 5. a policy insuring specific items of personal property (as jewelry or art) 6. a bit of optical debris (as a dead cell or cell fragment) in the vitreous body or lens that may be perceived as a spot before the eye; also a spot in the visual field due to such debris — usually used in plural

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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