life buoy

noun

Definition of life buoy

: a ring-shaped life preserver

First Known Use of life buoy

1783, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of life buoy was in 1783

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“Life buoy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/life%20buoy. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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life buoy

noun

English Language Learners Definition of life buoy

: a ring-shaped device that floats in water and that is used to keep a person from drowning

life buoy

noun

Kids Definition of life buoy

: a life preserver in the shape of a ring

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