floating cartilage n.
A loose piece of cartilage within a joint cavity that is detached from the articular cartilage or from a meniscus.
- Floating charge
noun 1. (mainly Brit) an unsecured charge on the assets of an enterprise that allows such assets to be used commercially until the enterprise ceases to operate or the creditor intervenes to demand collateral
noun 1. . noun 1. Japanese Uki Gumo. a novel (1887–89) by Shimei Futabatei.
- Floating crap game
noun phrase A professional crap game that moves about to thwart police interference: The floating crap game run by an underworld gambling syndicate (1940s+)
- Floating debt
noun 1. short-term government borrowing, esp by the issue of three-month Treasury bills