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English definition of “float”

float

noun [C] (NOT SINK)    /fləʊt/ US  /floʊt/
a piece of wood or other light material that stays on the surface of water: Fishing nets are often held in position by floats.Staying afloat, capsizing and sinking
(Definition of float noun (NOT SINK) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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