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life belt

n.
A life preserver worn like a belt.

life belt

n
1. (Nautical Terms) a ring filled with buoyant material or air, used to keep a person afloat when in danger of drowning

life′ belt`


n.
a beltlike life preserver.
[1855–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.life belt - belt attaching you to some object as a restraint in order to prevent you from getting hurtlife belt - belt attaching you to some object as a restraint in order to prevent you from getting hurt
belt - a band to tie or buckle around the body (usually at the waist)
constraint, restraint - a device that retards something's motion; "the car did not have proper restraints fitted"
seat belt, seatbelt - a safety belt used in a car or plane to hold you in your seat in case of an accident
2.life belt - a life preserver in the form of a ring of buoyant materiallife belt - 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
Translations
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