flotation device


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flotation device

n.
A life preserver.
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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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7 against Lawrence Goebel, 60, of Morrisonville for operating a water craft and having no flotation device for a child under 13 years of age.
Kayak rentals include a paddle, personal flotation device, spray skirt, paddle float, and bilge pump.
But the pilot appeared on the surface, holding onto a flotation device.
But the pilot appeared on the surface, holding onto a flotation device as a tugboat and then police boats approached.
The drone spotted two teenagers in trouble around a half-a-mile out from shore, and then dropped a flotation device it carries, the local media reported.
"Never before has a drone fitted with a flotation device been used to rescue swimmers like this," said John Barilaro, the deputy premier of New South Wales state.
A shark-spotting drone with safety flotation device attached flies over Bilgola beach, Sydney -- AFP CAIRO -- 19 December 2017: A law, approved on Monday, regulates the use of remotely operated aircrafts that might be used in terrorist attacks, stipulating fines and prison terms for any violations.
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.
On the water, fishing, sailing or kayaking, carry a mobile so you can call for help and wear an appropriate flotation device - it could save your life.