life preserver

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of life preserver

1 :a device (such as a life jacket or life buoy) designed to save a person from drowning by providing buoyancy in water
2 chiefly British :blackjack 3

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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

: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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