breeches buoy(redirected from breeches buoys)
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breech·es buoy(brĭch′ĭz, brē′chĭz)
An apparatus used for rescues and transfers at sea, consisting of sturdy canvas breeches attached at the waist to a ring buoy that is suspended from a pulley running along a rope from ship to shore or from ship to ship.
(Nautical Terms) a ring-shaped life buoy with a support in the form of a pair of short breeches, in which a person is suspended for safe transfer from a ship
a life preserver with a pantslike canvas seat for hauling a disabled person on or off a vessel.
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