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life buoy

noun

Simple Definition of life buoy

  • : a ring-shaped device that floats in water and that is used to keep a person from drowning

Full Definition of life buoy

  1. :  a ring-shaped life preserver

1801

First Known Use of life buoy

1801

Rhymes with life buoy


LIFE BUOY Defined for Kids

life buoy

noun

Definition of life buoy

  1. :  a life preserver in the shape of a ring




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