life belt


Definition of life belt

1 chiefly British : a life preserver in the form of a buoyant belt

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Recent Examples on the Web Footage of the incident shows navy officers throwing life belts to the three men from a coastguard vessel. Jack Guy, CNN, "Shipwrecked Colombian 'smugglers' found floating on packages of cocaine," 3 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of life belt

1841, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Life belt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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Kids Definition of life belt

: a life preserver worn like a belt

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