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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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 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. Seth Borenstein, The Denver Post, "Chris Kraft dies: 1st flight director for NASA was 95," 22 July 2019 Sangmeister, who was part of Dennis Conner’s winning America’s Cup campaign in 1986-87 and sailed with Conner again in the 1992 defense trials, was sitting in OEX’s aft cockpit, his crew having inflated two life rafts. Bernie Wilson, SFChronicle.com, "Walt Disney grandnephew comes to aid of fellow sailor in trouble," 16 July 2019 In Texas,where declining farm income is now further threatened by the trade war with China, some see it as a potential life raft. John Maccormack, ExpressNews.com, "Hemp rush begins on West Texas farms," 29 June 2019 In this moment of intense, downward pressure, the coffin shoots up from the bottom and becomes his life raft. Joe Fassler, The Atlantic, "Going Through Menopause With Guidance From a Whale," 18 June 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

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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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