Recent Examples of life jacket from the Web
As the boat began to sink, William Minahan helped his wife and sister put on their life jackets and board Lifeboat No. 14.
Students must be between 7 and 18 years old and be able to pass a basic swim test wearing a life jacket.
Some of the men pitched into the ocean had no life jackets.
Dysart grabbed a life jacket and headed for the only exit, a door at the rear of the vessel.
Tests had found that removing the plug from the kayak was not enough in itself to cause the kayak to capsize, prosecutors said, and Mr. Viafore was not wearing a life jacket or a wet suit and the couple had alcohol with them on the trip.
Many of the refugees are given or are tricked into purchasing a water sport jacket, not an actual life jacket.
Neither of the two who overturned had been wearing life jackets, the department said.
All participants must know how to swim and come with their own life jackets and lunch.
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First Known Use of life jacket
LIFE JACKET Defined for English Language Learners
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
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