floater

Definitions

Banking

  • noun a loan with a variable interest rate

Cricket

  • noun a well-flighted slow ball, typically bowled by a finger-spinner, which drifts in the air into or away from the batsman, the object being to draw the batsman forward and entice him to play down the wrong line
    Citation ‘Hughes had the better of this contest until the off-spinner deceived him with a perfect floater which he tried to sweep but missed’ (Brearley 1982)
    Citation ‘Lara laid Muralitharan’s wide variety of balls to waste…The off-break, the floater, the arm ball, the top-spinner, were all read from the bowler’s wrist’ (Purandare 2005)
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