life net

noun

: a strong net or sheet (as of canvas) used (as by firefighters) to catch a person jumping from a burning building

Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of life net was in 1888

Dictionary Entries Near life net

Cite this Entry

“Life net.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/life%20net. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

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