life jacket


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life jacket

n.
A sleeveless jacket or vest that is filled with buoyant material and used as a life preserver.

life jacket

n
(Nautical Terms) an inflatable sleeveless jacket worn to keep a person afloat when in danger of drowning

life′ jack`et


n.
a life preserver in the form of a sleeveless jacket.
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Noun1.life jacket - life preserver consisting of a sleeveless jacket of buoyant or inflatable designlife jacket - life preserver consisting of a sleeveless jacket of buoyant or inflatable design
flotation device, life preserver, preserver - rescue equipment consisting of a buoyant belt or jacket to keep a person from drowning
air jacket, Mae West - an inflatable life jacket
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If that user --perhaps a sailor, member of a coast guard or police officer who works near a dock--falls into a body of water, the life jacket will automatically inflate, Simmons said.
The study contributes to the research that would be necessary to implement what would be a far-reaching and controversial policy of mandating life jacket use.
Even though life jackets sold in the streets are well known for not complying with safety standards, a street vendor told Today's Zaman in yzmir: "We don't sell damaged or bad quality products, we sell branded life jackets," adding that he makes between TL 500 and TL 600 Turkish a day from his life-jacket sales.
Summary: The 32-year-old refused to wear a life jacket while trying out a new ride.
Summary: Man refused to wear life jacket while indulging in water adventure sport, say police
The 21-year-old, from Dalbeattie, in Dumfries and Galloway, said: "We will never know if wearing a life jacket would have saved Steven's life, but we do know that if he was wearing a life jacket they would have been much more likely to have found his body.
With a 30-foot signal range, the Life Jacket pairs easily with--and remembers--up to eight devices, including any Bluetooth-enabled tablet or laptop, plus any other device with a built-in 3.
A study published online in November in the Journal of Public Health Policy found that the overall rate of life jacket use was about 22 percent, but there were sharp differences by age and boat types.
NEW AND OLD Tynemouth RNLI volunteers Ian Black, front, and Kelly O'Sullivan wear the new life jackets, Right, Henry Freeman, Whitby lifeboat coxswain, wearing a cork lifejacket in 1880 PICTURES: RNLI/ADRIAN DON, LEFT, AND THE SUTCLIFFE GALLERY,
Five divers in the sea managed to get ashore but two other adults and the girl aboard the dive boat had no life jackets.
The brief from Columbia Pictures was to produce a lightweight life jacket in military green colours.
Wearing a life jacket prevents drowning in case of accidents in the water, he added.