Search Result for "flotsam":
1. the floating wreckage of a ship;
[syn: flotsam, jetsam]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Flotsam \Flot"sam\, Flotson \Flot"son\, n. [F. flotter to float. See FFlotilla, and cf. Jetsam.] (Law) Goods lost by shipwreck, and floating on the sea; -- in distinction from jetsam or jetson. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
flotsam n 1: the floating wreckage of a ship [syn: flotsam, jetsam]Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
FLOTSAM, or FLOTSAN. A name for the goods which float upon the sea when a ship is sunk, in distinction from Jetsam, (q.v.) and Legan. (q.v.) Bract. lib. 2, c. 5; 5 Co. 106; Com. Dig. Wreck, A Bac. Ab. Court of Admiralty, B.