Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

life raft

noun

Simple Definition of life raft

  • : a small rubber boat designed for saving the lives of people when a larger boat or ship sinks

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of life raft

  1. :  a raft usually made of wood or an inflatable material and designed for use by people forced into the water

1819

First Known Use of life raft

1819


LIFE RAFT Defined for Kids

life raft

noun

Definition of life raft for Students

  1. :  a small usually rubber boat for use by people forced into the water when a larger boat sinks




Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up life raft? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to eat gluttonously or ravenously

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

oily prompt maudlin angry
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ