flotation device

noun

: a floating device that is designed to save a person from drowning : life preserver

Examples of flotation device in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But getting a flotation device perfectly into the hands of a panicky swimmer is not a sure bet. Corey Kilgannon, New York Times, 20 Feb. 2024 Video shows the firefighters hoist one of the motionless deer out of the water and into the boat using a flotation device and then taking off toward shore. Brooke Baitinger, Kansas City Star, 5 Feb. 2024 The news release said Gadbois was wearing a flotation device and the caller was able to bring him back to shore. Forum News Service, Twin Cities, 12 Jan. 2024 Have life-saving devices near the pool, such as a hook, pole, or flotation device. Eshaan Sarup, The Arizona Republic, 26 Feb. 2024 If people do choose to skate, the department recommends being mindful of changing ice conditions, checking local forecasts, avoiding alcohol and being properly prepared by wearing warm layers and bringing rope, a life jacket and flotation device. Victoria Moorwood, The Enquirer, 19 Jan. 2024 At that temperature, humans generally can survive for only 15 to 45 minutes, even with a flotation device, according to the University of Minnesota. Gerrit De Vynck, Washington Post, 1 Feb. 2024 The flotation device is a big ring attached to 100 feet of rope. Ellie Willard, The Arizona Republic, 5 June 2023 The best kayak life vests not only function as a flotation device but should also fit well, be durable, and, ideally, have some external storage for activities like fishing. Ben Romans, Field & Stream, 21 Sep. 2023

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“Flotation device.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flotation%20device. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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