life preserver

noun

Definition of life preserver

  1. 1 :  a device (such as a life jacket or life buoy) designed to save a person from drowning by providing buoyancy in water

  2. 2 chiefly British :  blackjack 3

1819

First Known Use of life preserver

1819


LIFE PRESERVER Defined for English Language Learners

life preserver

noun

Definition of life preserver for English Language Learners

  • : a floating device that is designed to save you from drowning


LIFE PRESERVER Defined for Kids

life preserver

noun

Definition of life preserver for Students

  1. :  a device (as a life jacket or life buoy) designed to save a person from drowning by keeping the person afloat



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