lifeboat

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life·boat

noun \-ˌbōt\

: a boat used for saving people's lives; especially : a small boat that is carried on a ship and that is used for saving the lives of the passengers and crew if the ship sinks

Full Definition of LIFEBOAT

:  a sturdy buoyant boat (as one carried by a ship) for use in an emergency and especially in saving lives at sea

First Known Use of LIFEBOAT

1801

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