life preserver


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life preserver

n.
1. A buoyant device, usually in the shape of a ring, belt, or jacket, designed to keep a person afloat in the water.
2. Chiefly British A weapon, such as a blackjack.
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life preserver

n
1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) Brit a club or bludgeon, esp one kept for self-defence
2. (Nautical Terms) US and Canadian a life belt or life jacket
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life′ preserv`er


n.
1. a buoyant jacket, belt, or other like device for keeping a person afloat.
2. Brit. Slang. a blackjack.
[1630–40]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.life preserver - rescue equipment consisting of a buoyant belt or jacket to keep a person from drowninglife preserver - 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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Translations
záchranný pás
redningsbælte
pelastusrengas
pojas za spašavanje
救命ベルト
구명띠
rešilni pas
livbälte
ห่วงยาง
đai cứu đắm

life preserver

[ˈlaɪfprɪˌzɜːvəʳ] n
a. (Am) (life belt) → salvagente m; (life jacket) → giubbotto di salvataggio
b. (Brit) (bludgeon) → sfollagente m inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

life preserver

طَوْقُ النَّجَاة مِنَ الغَرَقِ záchranný pás redningsbælte Rettungsgürtel ζώνη ασφαλείας salvavidas pelastusrengas bouée de sauvetage pojas za spašavanje cintura di sicurezza 救命ベルト 구명띠 zwemband livbelte pas ratunkowy cinto salva-vidas спасательный пояс livbälte ห่วงยาง cankurtaran simidi đai cứu đắm 救生圈
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It's like drowning with a life preserver in my reach.
Northbury her model, Jo rashly took a plunge into the frothy sea of sensational literature, but thanks to the life preserver thrown her by a friend, she came up again not much the worse for her ducking.
He glanced at Ruth for reassurance, much in the same manner that a passenger, with sudden panic thought of possible shipwreck, will strive to locate the life preservers. Well, that much had come out of it - love and Ruth.
Lanahan's Life Preservers?" Another would be jocular in tone, slapping you on the back, so to speak.
Caption: Sergei Diaghilev, who was terrified of the sea, posing with a life preserver aboard a ship
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Adorn your bathroom walls with nautical decor such as a ship wheel, anchor and life preserver. Let your shower curtains and bathroom rugs join in the fun by getting prints featuring marine life.
By the time John Horn died in Detroit on April 12, 1920, his total rescue count had risen to 135 individuals, making him Michigan's champion life preserver. He was buried in Woodmere Cemetery and, thereafter, slowly forgotten.
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