flotation device


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flotation device

n.
A life preserver.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flotation device - rescue equipment consisting of a buoyant belt or jacket to keep a person from drowningflotation device - rescue equipment consisting of a buoyant belt or jacket to keep a person from drowning
float - something that floats on the surface of water
life buoy, life ring, lifesaver, life belt - a life preserver in the form of a ring of buoyant material
cork jacket, life jacket, life vest - life preserver consisting of a sleeveless jacket of buoyant or inflatable design
rescue equipment - equipment used to rescue passengers in case of emergency
water wings - a life preserver consisting of a connected pair of inflatable bags that fit under a person's arms and provide buoyancy; used by children learning to swim
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An additional two roving drones which will be fitted with a flotation device, an alarm and a loudspeaker.
You must have one USCG-approved Type I, II or III personal flotation device for each person on board.
The HydroFloat Separator is both a flotation device and a density separator, combining the advantages of froth flotation and gravity separation.
It's a flotation device that keeps people together in the water and can store all essential safety equipment to facilitate a rescue.
The Marine Accident Investigation Branch report said: "Closedcircuit television recording indicates that when Harvester sailed from Milford Haven, neither Gareth nor Daniel was wearing a personal flotation device.
Given that most pilots can't swim even a mile and despite the fact that aircraft engines can't tell if they're operating over land or water (and have proven very reliable so long as they are getting fuel), having some sort of personal flotation device for each person aboard an airplane that's flying over water is sensible.
island while attached to a flotation device, dpa reported.
As the summer season gears up, we want to remind you about Personal Flotation Device (PFD) laws.
Despite reports of flotation device usage, results from participant observation suggested that community members rarely wore them.
Rescue team member was behind us with a hand on that flotation device," Michael Rolland, a one of the stranded hikers (http://www.
Should you find yourself sinking, use your seat cushion as a flotation device
Use swimming shoes, correct swim attire, sunscreen, personal flotation device & ear cleaner.