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lifebelt

(ˈlaɪfˌbɛlt)
n
(Nautical Terms) a ring filled with buoyant material or air, used to keep a person afloat when in danger of drowning
Translations
záchranný pás
redningsbælte
pelastusrengas
pojas za spašavanje
björgunarbelti
救命ベルト
구명띠
záchranný pás
rešilni pas
livbälte
ห่วงยาง
can simidicankurtaran kemericankurtaran simidi
đai cứu đắm

lifebelt

[ˈlaɪfbelt] Nsalvavidas m inv, flotador m

lifebelt

[ˈlaɪfbɛlt] n (British)ceinture f de sauvetage

life

(laif) plural lives (laivz) noun
1. the quality belonging to plants and animals which distinguishes them from rocks, minerals etc and things which are dead. Doctors are fighting to save the child's life.
2. the period between birth and death. He had a long and happy life.
3. liveliness. She was full of life and energy.
4. a manner of living. She lived a life of ease and idleness.
5. the period during which any particular state exists. He had many different jobs during his working life.
6. living things. It is now believed that there may be life on Mars; animal life.
7. the story of a life. He has written a life of Churchill.
8. life imprisonment. He was given life for murder.
ˈlifeless adjective
1. dead. a lifeless body.
2. not lively; uninteresting. The actress gave a lifeless performance.
ˈlifelike adjective
like a living person, animal etc. The statue was very lifelike; a lifelike portrait.
life-and-ˈdeath adjective
serious and deciding between life and death. a life-and-death struggle.
ˈlifebelt noun
a ring or belt filled with air or made of a material which floats, for keeping a person afloat.
ˈlifeboat noun
a boat for saving shipwrecked people.
ˈlifebuoy noun
a buoy intended to support a person in the water till he can be rescued.
ˈlife-cycle noun
the various stages through which a living thing passes. the life-cycle of the snail.
life expectancy
the (average) length of time a person can expect to live.
ˈlifeguard noun
a person employed to protect and rescue swimmers at a swimming-pool, beach etc.
ˈlife-jacket noun
a sleeveless jacket filled with material that will float, for keeping a person afloat.
ˈlifeline noun
a rope for support in dangerous operations or thrown to rescue a drowning person.
ˈlifelong adjective
lasting the whole length of a life. a lifelong friendship.
ˈlife-saving noun
the act or skill of rescuing people from drowning. The boy is being taught life-saving.
ˈlife-size(d) adjective, adverb
(of a copy, drawing etc) as large as the original. a life-sized statue.
ˈlifetime noun
the period of a person's life. He saw many changes in his lifetime.
as large as life
in person; actually. I went to the party and there was John as large as life.
bring to life
to make lively or interesting. His lectures really brought the subject to life.
come to life
to become lively or interesting. The play did not come to life until the last act.
for life
until death. They became friends for life.
the life and soul of the party
a person who is very active, enthusiastic, amusing etc at a party.
not for the life of me
not even if it was necessary in order to save my life. I couldn't for the life of me remember his name!
not on your life!
certainly not!. `Will you get married?' `Not on your life!'
take life
to kill. It is a sin to take life.
take one's life
to kill oneself.
take one's life in one's hands
to take the risk of being killed.
to the life
exactly (like). When he put on that uniform, he was Napoleon to the life.

lifebelt

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
References in classic literature ?
The sea was littered with wreckage among which floated the pitiful forms of women and children, buoyed up by their useless lifebelts.
The council says there are 36 lifebelt points along the coast.
So for Labour to blame the post office for closures is rather like taking a lifebelt off a man who has fallen overboard then blaming him for drowning.
First, he had to wear a naff lifebelt when he chugged up to his inaugural press conference by speedboat.
He grabbed a lifebelt and waded into the icy water at Hilsea Lines, Portsmouth.
Chaz Bruce, 23, jumped in with a lifebelt after Filipino fisherman Reynaldo Benitez, 29, was dragged overboard by the boat's nets.
One of them got into difficulties and his mates had to throw him a lifebelt.
Other safety initiatives introduced by the council this summer include Coastal Watch, which links lifeguards via radio to local police officers, the replacement of old lifebelt holders and the erection of new beach safety signs.
Lifebelt theft and vandalism is worst in the area between New Brighton and Seacombe ferry terminal.
He said: "I just jumped in I managed to get hold of him but I couldn't get the lifebelt over his head.
Officers climbed into the water with a lifebelt but were unable to reach her and had to withdraw.
But Faye and all the rest on HMS Tubby have been chucked a lifebelt by some scientists who have discovered a fat gene.