life jacket

noun
|Updated on: 30 May 2018

Definition of life jacket

: a life preserver in the form of a buoyant vest

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First Known Use of life jacket

1883

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LIFE JACKET Defined for English Language Learners

life jacket

Definition of life jacket for English Language Learners

  • : 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


LIFE JACKET Defined for Kids

life jacket

noun

Definition of life jacket for Students

: a life preserver in the form of a vest

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