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

Examples of life raft in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Both Lawler and Gribble eventually made it to a life raft. Hal Bernton, Anchorage Daily News, "Settlement in deadly sinking of crab boat off Alaska calls for more than $9 million payout," 2 Nov. 2020 For folks who are currently staring down a boatload of debt and wondering how to claw their way back out, the introductory balance transfer feature of the Citi Double Cash can serve as a temporary life raft. Julian Kheel, CNN Underscored, "The best cash back credit card: Citi Double Cash with no annual fee," 22 Oct. 2020 One thing on his to-do list is a requirement that all life rafts and survival suits be equipped with locator beacons to help rescuers find crew bobbing in the sea in survival suits or a life raft. Hal Bernton, Anchorage Daily News, "Settlement in deadly sinking of crab boat off Alaska calls for more than $9 million payout," 2 Nov. 2020 For folks who are currently staring down a boatload of debt and wondering how to claw their way back out, the introductory balance transfer feature of the Citi Double Cash can serve as a temporary life raft. Julian Kheel, CNN Underscored, "The best cash back credit card: Citi Double Cash with no annual fee," 22 Oct. 2020 For folks who are currently staring down a boatload of debt and wondering how to claw their way back out, the introductory balance transfer feature of the Citi Double Cash can serve as a temporary life raft. Julian Kheel, CNN Underscored, "The best cash back credit card: Citi Double Cash with no annual fee," 22 Oct. 2020 But its quest for a life raft has stakes for anyone who goes online. Kate Knibbs, Wired, "ClickHole Started as a Meat Joke. Can It Avoid Being Offal?," 22 Oct. 2020 For folks who are currently staring down a boatload of debt and wondering how to claw their way back out, the introductory balance transfer feature of the Citi Double Cash can serve as a temporary life raft. Julian Kheel, CNN Underscored, "The best cash back credit card: Citi Double Cash with no annual fee," 6 Oct. 2020 The Big Ten’s decision to restart football floats a monetary life raft to its ailing departments. Zach Osterman, The Indianapolis Star, "Big Ten football restart eases financial crisis, but glaring holes still exist," 18 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of life raft

1819, in the meaning defined above

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22 Nov 2020

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“Life raft.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/life%20raft. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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More Definitions for life raft

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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