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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Floating wreckage of a ship or its cargo.

Usage examples (35)
  • After the ship was hit by the huge wave, there was much flotsam scattered for miles on the surface of the ocean.
  • Frenchman — a trifle of flotsam from a mid-ocean wreck and landed to grow up among the farmer-sailormen of the coast of Maine.
  • Rourke describes its dark banks well: its trolley-littered bed, its murky depths, its surface covered in flotsam and streaks of oily pollution.
  • But missed in the economic floodwaters among the flotsam was the waterlogged performance of Wal-Mart. for more
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