float

Definitions (6)

1. A tool, usually of wood, aluminum, magnesium, rubber, or sponge, used in concrete or tilefinishing operations to impart a relatively even but still open texture to an unformed fresh concrete surface.

2. To rest by a dozer blade's own weight or to be held from digging by upward pressure of a load of dirt against its mold board.

3. A body floating on water, which opens a valve in a water tank when the water level falls.

4. A tool used to polish marble.

5. In manufacturing, the amount of material in a system or process, at a given point in time, that is not being directly employed or worked upon.

6. In projects, the amount of time that an activity may slip in its start and completion before becoming critical.

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