life jacket


Definition of life jacket

: a life preserver in the form of a buoyant vest

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Douglas said a 53-year-old who had removed his life jacket and was swimming near a boat began to struggle and then went under water. Kristi Belcamino, Twin Cities, "Body of apparent drowning victim recovered from Lake George in Oak Grove on Sunday," 16 June 2019 All three tourists were wearing life jackets when they were found. Fox News, "3 German tourists in Alaska found dead in glacial lake," 1 Aug. 2019 Highlights include interactive booths, free sunscreen and prizes, recreational swim time, tests for water competency, life jacket safety, games and crafts and CPR demos. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Hospice runs camp for grieving kids," 26 July 2019 Aaron Meier, the boating education coordinator for the Nevada Department of Wildlife, says there is a common thread between nearly all of this year's deaths – people who drowned were not wearing life jackets. USA TODAY, "Big butter sculpture, sweet guitar, owl released: News from around our 50 states," 24 July 2019 Donors are contributing life jackets to be placed at stations along waterfront areas of the Chattahoochee. Leada Gore |,, "6-year old Alabama drowning victim gets Paw Patrol final resting place," 10 July 2019 All three were wearing life jackets and there were no witnesses to the incident. Wire Service, The Mercury News, "3 German tourists found dead near Alaskan glacier," 31 July 2019 Francatelli’s life jacket was unveiled Tuesday in a ceremony at the museum. USA TODAY, "‘Molly of Denali,’ saloon discourse, ashes by mail: News from around our 50 states," 10 July 2019 Even with wetsuits and life jackets, the exercise was fraught with peril. Steve Rubenstein,, "Yosemite rescue team jumps in a river — so you’ll survive if you do the same," 14 June 2019

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First Known Use of life jacket

1883, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of life jacket

: something that is worn over your upper body like a jacket or vest and that is designed to save you from drowning by holding you up when you are in water

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Kids Definition of life jacket

: a life preserver in the form of a vest

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