life ring

noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The older brother made it to shore and was thrown a life ring by witnesses. The Holland Sentinel, Detroit Free Press, 8 June 2020 Why, if he was last seen floating in a life ring, had he not been found? Michael Wilson, New York Times, 22 Dec. 2022 Bystanders trying to rescue a California man Thursday from the depths of Devils Churn had him briefly on a makeshift line and then a life ring for 10-15 minutes before the cold surf and an apparent head injury swept him away. Quinton Smith/yachatsnews.com, oregonlive, 10 Sep. 2021 Nelson said Allen was able to hold onto a life ring at one point, but bystanders were unable to pull him out of the water. Ben Kesslen, NBC News, 12 Sep. 2021 Evan Nelson ran up to the Forest Service concession area in the parking lot, called 9-1-1 and returned with a park ranger and a rope with a life ring. Quinton Smith/yachatsnews.com, oregonlive, 10 Sep. 2021 Each time, the Chicago Park District has removed the life ring. Nicole Stock, chicagotribune.com, 10 Sep. 2021 The little guy sank and dragged the life ring down with it. Washington Post, 2 June 2021 Included: glimpses into his experiences growing up in a wrestling family and among larger-than life ring combatants. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 14 Feb. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of life ring was circa 1909

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“Life ring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/life%20ring. Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

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