life jacket


: a life preserver in the form of a buoyant vest

Examples of life jacket in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some factors can make drowning more likely, including not knowing how to swim, a lack of close supervision, not wearing a life jacket and drinking alcohol while recreating near or in water. Mike Stunson, Kansas City Star, 11 July 2024 Those rescued were all wearing life jackets and there were no medical issues, the Coast Guard said. Saleen Martin, USA TODAY, 9 July 2024 The deputies’ attention was directed toward a man thrashing in the water, about 100 yards from the riverbank, caught in heavy currents and without a life jacket. Vincent Medina, Sacramento Bee, 8 July 2024 The two children were wearing life jackets, but the two adults were not. CLICK TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP They were safely taken to shore, and no injuries were reported, the Coast Guard said. Michael Dorgan, Fox News, 6 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for life jacket 

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Word History

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of life jacket was in 1883

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Cite this Entry

“Life jacket.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

life jacket

: a life preserver that is worn like a jacket or vest
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