life raft

noun
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of life raft

: a raft usually made of wood or an inflatable material and designed for use by people forced into the water

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First Known Use of life raft

1819


LIFE RAFT Defined for English Language Learners

life raft

noun

Definition of life raft for English Language Learners

  • : a small rubber boat designed for saving the lives of people when a larger boat or ship sinks


LIFE RAFT Defined for Kids

life raft

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Definition of life raft for Students

: a small usually rubber boat for use by people forced into the water when a larger boat sinks

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