flotsam Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "flotsam" - English Dictionary

See all translations

flotsamnoun [U]

uk   /ˈflɒt.səm/  us   /ˈflɑːt-/ (also flotsam and jetsam)
pieces of broken wood and other waste materials found on the beach or floating on the sea: We wandered along the shore, stepping over the flotsam that had washed up in the night. anything or anyone that is not wanted or not considered to be important or useful: The homeless sleep in doorways and stations - we step over their bodies like so much human flotsam.
(Definition of flotsam from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of flotsam?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day
lap

to go past someone in a race who has been round the track one less time than you

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More