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life·boat

 (līf′bōt′)
n.
1. A boat carried on a ship for use if the ship has to be abandoned.
2. A boat used for rescue service.

lifeboat

(ˈlaɪfˌbəʊt)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) a boat, propelled by oars or a motor, used for rescuing people at sea, escaping from a sinking ship, etc
2. (Stock Exchange) informal a fund set up by the dealers in a market to rescue any member who may become insolvent as a result of a collapse in market prices

life•boat

(ˈlaɪfˌboʊt)

n.
a ship's boat, designed to be readily able to rescue and maintain persons from a sinking vessel.
[1795–1805]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lifeboat - a strong sea boat designed to rescue people from a sinking shiplifeboat - a strong sea boat designed to rescue people from a sinking ship
sea boat - a boat that is seaworthy; that is adapted to the open seas
Translations
قَارِبُ النّجَاةقارِب النَّجاه
záchranný člun
redningsbåd
pelastusvene
čamac za spašavanje
mentőcsónak
björgunarbátur
救命ボート
구명정
záchranný čln
rešilni čoln
livbåt
เรือชูชีพ
cankurtaran sandalıkurtarma gemisi
xuồng cứu hộ

lifeboat

[ˈlaɪfbəʊt]
A. N (from shore) → lancha f de socorro; (from ship) → bote m salvavidas
B. CPD lifeboat station Nestación f de lanchas de socorro

lifeboat

[ˈlaɪfbəʊt] ncanot m de sauvetage

lifeboat

[ˈlaɪfˌbəʊt] n (from shore) → lancia di salvataggio; (from ship) → scialuppa di salvataggio

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.

lifeboat

قَارِبُ النّجَاة záchranný člun redningsbåd Rettungsboot σωστική λέμβος bote salvavidas pelastusvene canot de sauvetage čamac za spašavanje scialuppa di salvataggio 救命ボート 구명정 reddingsboot livbåt łódź ratunkowa barco salva-vidas спасательная шлюпка livbåt เรือชูชีพ cankurtaran sandalı xuồng cứu hộ 救生艇
References in classic literature ?
I had gotten well over the area of the wreck when not a half-dozen yards ahead of me a lifeboat shot bow foremost out of the ocean almost its entire length to flop down upon its keel with a mighty splash.
So for the thousandth time I thank the strange fate which sent that lifeboat hurtling upward from the green pit of destruction to which it had been dragged--sent it far up above the surface, emptying its water as it rose above the waves, and dropping it upon the surface of the sea, buoyant and safe.
Those eyes took me in slowly from head to foot; then they wandered slowly around the horizon marked by the rising and falling gunwales of the lifeboat.
One of the lifeboats, frightfully overcrowded, swung at a dangerous angle from its davits.
All the time the lifeboats has been pulling away from the danger of the sinking liner, and now, though I yelled at the top of my lungs, they either did not hear my appeals for help or else did not dare return to succor me.
Tarzan dove into the water, and swam around the wreck to the lifeboat.
It was built originally for a coastguard station and meant to hold a lifeboat, but they found they could never launch the lifeboat when they had it, so the man to whom all the foreshore and most of the land around here belongs - a Mr.
The port lifeboat was missing, its iron davits, twisted and wrenched, testifying to the mightiness of the blow that had been struck the old Tryapsic.
They were making out to me, in an agitated way - I don't know how, for the little I could hear I was scarcely composed enough to understand - that the lifeboat had been bravely manned an hour ago, and could do nothing; and that as no man would be so desperate as to attempt to wade off with a rope, and establish a communication with the shore, there was nothing left to try; when I noticed that some new sensation moved the people on the beach, and saw them part, and Ham come breaking through them to the front.
For the men were determined to get to the lifeboats, and a small craft would not have had a minute to live in such seas as were running.
A week of buffeting a tempestuous and relentless sea; a week of seasickness and deserted cabins; of lonely quarterdecks drenched with spray--spray so ambitious that it even coated the smokestacks thick with a white crust of salt to their very tops; a week of shivering in the shelter of the lifeboats and deckhouses by day and blowing suffocating "clouds" and boisterously performing at dominoes in the smoking room at night.
The Tooltrak, which is designed to assist the volunteer lifeboat crew launching the lifeboat at Connah's Quay at low tide, when there is a build-up of mud on the slipway.