Meaning of “floater” in the English Dictionary

"floater" in British English

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floaternoun [ C ]

/ˈfləʊ.tər/ /ˈfloʊ.t̬ɚ/

floater noun [ C ] (SPOT IN EYE)

a small spot inside a person's eye that they see moving up and down or from side to side

floater noun [ C ] (PERSON)

mainly US someone who does a lot of different jobs in an organization:

He had worked as a floater, assigned to any of the fire stations across the county as the need arose.

(Definition of “floater” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"floater" in Business English

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floaternoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfləʊtər/ us

informal FINANCE →  floating rate note

INSURANCE →  floating policy

HR a person with no fixed duties who is employed to move from job to job as needed

(Definition of “floater” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)