life jacket

noun

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 Leveraging only a life jacket, a joke about drowning, and a quick hug, Whitney ends her feuds (for now) with both Jen and Lisa. Olivia Crandall, Vulture, 26 Sep. 2021 The captain wore a life jacket, wetsuit top, swimming cap, and goggles. BostonGlobe.com, 21 Aug. 2021 No one in the group was wearing a life jacket, which are required when floating the river, officials said. oregonlive, 16 Aug. 2021 Apart from the kayak, paddles, and life jacket, a good pair of water shoes is key for a comfortable day on the water. Karthika Gupta, Condé Nast Traveler, 14 June 2021 Mullin said the man was conscious the entire time and was wearing a life jacket. BostonGlobe.com, 12 Sep. 2021 Neither Alatorre nor his daughter wore a life jacket. Jason Duaine Hahn, PEOPLE.com, 10 Sep. 2021 Visitors must be at least 40 inches to ride the waterslide and those under 48 inches must wear a life jacket while sliding. Kathleen Christiansen, orlandosentinel.com, 15 July 2021 People operating personal watercraft such as jet skis are also required to wear a life jacket, according to the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Audrey Jensen, The Arizona Republic, 15 May 2021

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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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25 Oct 2021

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“Life jacket.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/life%20jacket. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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life jacket

noun

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

life jacket

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Kids Definition of life jacket

: a life preserver in the form of a vest

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