life buoy

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life buoy

A buoyant device, such as a cork or polystyrene ring, for keeping a person afloat in water.

life buoy



(Nautical Terms) any of various kinds of buoyant device for keeping people afloat in an emergency

life′ bu`oy

any of various buoyant devices for supporting a person fallen into the water.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: buoy - a life preserver in the form of a ring of buoyant materiallife buoy - 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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FILE - Minister of Finance Mohamed Ma'it CAIRO - 19 November 2018: Finance Minister Mohamed Ma'it said Monday the Egyptian government is serious in implementing the economic reform program, adding that investment is a life buoy to the Egyptian economy.
"If people can take on board the fact a stolen life buoy could cost someone their life, they may think twice about doing somehing so stupid."
The US decision affects many -- as Belgium Deputy Prime Minister puts it, UNRWA is the "last life buoy" for many Palestinians.
For a lot of Palestinian refugees the UNRWA is the last life buoy," said the Belgian minister.
PO3 Evelyn Tidula, of the Tandag police, said Jonnifer Piosang and Albert Murillo saw the Australians holding on to a life buoy, waving their hands, while the fishermen were on their way back to Tandag.
The group, led by a young male, are seen taking the life buoy out of its casing and throwing it into the water.
Unilever has five factories in the Egyptian market and several brands--most prominently, Lipton, Axe, Rexona, Dove, Lux, Life Buoy, Sunsilk, Signal 2, and Omo detergent.
Onlookers claimed the woman, said to be in her 20s, refused the assistance of a life buoy thrown into the water as well as the help of "tethered swimmers" from Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service.
When the couple reached Binagao River, they floated on a salbabida (life buoy), the inner rubber tube of a truck wheel, from one bank to the other, then they rode on a motorcycle to the hospital.
Both Palestinians spent a day and a half in the water, one wearing a life-jacket and the other holding on to a life buoy with other migrants, all of whom perished, including a young Egyptian boy who hoped to make money in Europe to pay for his father's heart operation, the organization said.