life buoy


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life buoy

n.
A buoyant device, such as a cork or polystyrene ring, for keeping a person afloat in water.

life buoy

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lifebuoy

n
(Nautical Terms) any of various kinds of buoyant device for keeping people afloat in an emergency

life′ bu`oy


n.
any of various buoyant devices for supporting a person fallen into the water.
[1795–1805]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.life buoy - a life preserver in the form of a ring of buoyant materiallife buoy - a life preserver in the form of a ring of buoyant material
breeches buoy - a life buoy in the form of a ring with short breeches for support; used to transfer people from a ship
flotation device, life preserver, preserver - rescue equipment consisting of a buoyant belt or jacket to keep a person from drowning
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