life raft

noun

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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A week later, a freighter rescued Carman from a life raft about 115 miles off Martha’s Vineyard. Shelley Murphy, BostonGlobe.com, "Nathan Carman expected to take stand Wednesday at insurance trial," 21 Aug. 2019 Five Star proved divided between its realist leaders, who saw the Democratic Party as a slippery life raft, and the party orthodoxy who warned that a deal would prove deadly to the party’s hard-core base. Jason Horowitz, New York Times, "New Government Takes Shape in Italy, Sidelining Salvini and the Hard Right," 28 Aug. 2019 He was eventually found safely floating in his life raft. NBC News, "Chris Kraft, first flight director for NASA, dies at 95," 23 July 2019 He was eventually found safely floating in his life raft. Fox News, "Chris Kraft, 1st flight director for NASA, dead at 95," 23 July 2019 He was eventually found safely floating in his life raft. Time, "Chris Kraft, NASA's First Flight Director, Dies at 95," 23 July 2019 He was eventually found safely floating in his life raft. NBC News, "Chris Kraft, first flight director for NASA, dies at 95," 23 July 2019 He was eventually found safely floating in his life raft. NBC News, "Chris Kraft, first flight director for NASA, dies at 95," 23 July 2019 He was eventually found safely floating in his life raft. Time, "Chris Kraft, NASA's First Flight Director, Dies at 95," 23 July 2019

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First Known Use of life raft

1819, in the meaning defined above

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life raft

noun

English Language Learners Definition of life raft

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

life raft

noun

Kids Definition of life raft

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

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