life belt


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

Examples of life belt in a Sentence

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, 3 Oct. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1841, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of life belt was in 1841

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“Life belt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition

life belt

: a life preserver worn like a belt
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