breeches buoy

breech·es buoy

noun \ˈbrē-chəz- also ˈbri-\

Definition of BREECHES BUOY

:  a canvas seat in the form of breeches hung from a life buoy running on a hawser and used to haul persons from one ship to another or from ship to shore especially in rescue operations

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