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1. One that saves a life.
2. See lifeguard.
3. One that provides help in a crisis or emergency.
4. A life preserver shaped like a ring.

life′sav′ing n.


(ˈlaɪfˌseɪ vər)

1. one who rescues another from danger of death, esp. from drowning.
2. one that saves a person, as from a difficult situation or critical moment.
life′sav`ing, adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lifesaver - an attendant employed at a beach or pool to protect swimmers from accidentslifesaver - an attendant employed at a beach or pool to protect swimmers from accidents
attendant, attender, tender - someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
2.lifesaver - a life preserver in the form of a ring of buoyant materiallifesaver - 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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Falzon is a retired professional Ironwoman, surf lifesaver and model.
She was a competitive swimmer and surf lifesaver in her younger years, so anything I know about the water, particularly the river and ocean, is all from her and her experiences.
He has been an active surf lifesaver for more than 10 years, a physicist, engineer, science communicator at The University of Western Australia.
Nipper longs, above all else, to become a surf lifesaver like his Grampa Jack, but is unable to join until he reaches the age of 16.
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The Torch Relay, carried by local surf lifesaver Andy Ferris, leaves Lands End at 7am with the calvacade passing through Newquay at 1pm on the same day.
I had missed the final "e" off the message on my card from Bondi, showing a surf lifesaver carrying a buxom blonde from the waves.
As one surf lifesaver claimed: Yeah, I reckon I'm a SNAG [i.e., "Sensitive New Age Guy"]....
The new equipment and safety devices will contribute to a development program that sees nippers taken all the way through the journey from learning water awareness and surf safety to becoming a qualified surf lifesaver.
Henry was inspired to swim by watching Wales's Paralympic champion David Roberts preparing for Sydney at her local pool in Llangeinor and trains with the likes of surf lifesaver Rebecca Rowe and swimmers Holly James and Gemma Howells.
Coming from a Maltese background, Falzon is a professional iron woman, surf lifesaver and a model.
He turned his back on the Welsh weather 20 years ago to become a surf lifesaver on Australia's Bondi Beach.