1) A partially-finished and unclaimed bottle or can of beer.

Whose floater is this?

2) When you and your friends have an inside joke and an outsider doesn't get the meaning then she is subjected to a floater. The meaning is from something that was over their head.
The reference comes from the idea that something over your head can float by like a balloon.

We had a good laugh over the joke but Susan only got a floater.

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