noun life·sav·er \ˈlīf-ˌsā-vər\

: something that saves a person's life

: something or someone which provides help that is badly needed

Full Definition of LIFESAVER

:  one trained to save lives of drowning persons
:  one that is at once timely and effective in time of distress or need

Examples of LIFESAVER

  1. a surgical procedure that has been a lifesaver for many people
  2. This multipurpose tool can be a real lifesaver when something needs fixing.
  3. Frozen dinners can be lifesavers for busy parents.
  4. Thanks so much for offering to help. You're a real lifesaver!

First Known Use of LIFESAVER



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