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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The Coast Guard requires that kayaks carry a Personal Flotation Device.
Understandably, guests gravitate to this spot at all hours, reclining on lifesaver rings and foam noodles, sometimes imaginatively propping a book on a flotation device.
As a general rule, people with heart conditions or epilepsy should not swim in water above their head and should always use a personal flotation device, he said.
In addition, boats more than 16 feet in length must also carry a throwable flotation device.
If your boat is 16 feet or longer (excluding canoes and kayaks), you must also have a throwable flotation device.
With flag in hand, she had to swim out to a ``jet bike,'' which was basically a flotation device attached to the back of a jet ski.
His father said he was not wearing any flotation device.
Coast Guard- approved personal flotation device (PFD) be on board the watercraft for each person on board.
But all vessels registered by the state must carry a flotation device for each person on board.
Paul Vitus, a marine deputy for the Lane County Sheriff's Office, is so tired of hearing excuses from people not wearing life jackets that he has been known to take money out of his own pocket to pay for a personal flotation device.
In addition, the passengers and the pilot did not grab a personal flotation device in the aircraft before evacuating.