life jacket


Definition of life jacket

: a life preserver in the form of a buoyant vest

Examples of life jacket in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her partner grabbed a life jacket and jumped in to try to save her. Vanessa Arredondo,, "Woman drowns in front of her 6 kids, left adrift in Lake Tahoe," 11 Oct. 2020 The kayaker was not wearing a life jacket, authorities said. Staff Reports Star Tribune, Star Tribune, "Search for missing kayaker in New Brighton's Long Lake to resume Sunday," 19 Sep. 2020 Even water-loving dogs can benefit from a comfortable life jacket. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Three Things to Consider Before Buying a Dog Life Jacket," 14 Sep. 2020 But even just floating in my life jacket or sitting on the dock watching seagulls dive for fish (my birdwatching hobby is still going strong) is pleasant. Carly Mallenbaum, USA TODAY, "From paddleboarding to sitting on the dock, life in a pandemic is better near water," 27 Aug. 2020 Hours later, her son was found in the boat alone wearing his life jacket. CBS News, "Search for "Glee" actress Naya Rivera continues for fourth day," 11 July 2020 Look for a life jacket with strong grab handles at the top of the jacket. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Three Things to Consider Before Buying a Dog Life Jacket," 14 Sep. 2020 In addition, one person’s life jacket was incorrectly secured. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: To improve boating safety, life jackets need to be on people's backs, not just at hand," 3 Sep. 2020 The most obvious piece of safety equipment for kayak anglers is a properly-sized life jacket. Field & Stream, "The Next Three Things to Buy After You’ve Purchased Your First Fishing Kayak," 28 June 2019

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First Known Use of life jacket

1883, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of life jacket was in 1883

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24 Oct 2020

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“Life jacket.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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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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