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water wings

pl.n.
A pair of inflatable waterproof bags designed so that one can be attached to each arm, especially of a child learning to swim, to provide buoyancy.
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water wings

pl n
(Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) an inflatable rubber device shaped like a pair of wings, which is placed round the front of the body and under the arms of a person learning to swim
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wa′ter wings`


n.pl.
an inflatable contrivance shaped like a pair of wings, usu. worn under the arms to keep the body afloat, esp. while one learns to swim.
[1900–10]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.water wings - a life preserver consisting of a connected pair of inflatable bags that fit under a person's arms and provide buoyancywater 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
flotation device, life preserver, preserver - rescue equipment consisting of a buoyant belt or jacket to keep a person from drowning
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
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Translations

water wings

nplbraccioli mpl salvagente
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