life ring

noun

Examples of life ring in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 197-footer, which was delivered to its owners last Friday, features an innovative new rescue buoy that cruises to the person overboard rather than bobbing on the water like a traditional life ring. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 1 Apr. 2024 The area resident tried to toss the victim a life ring at least three times, but the man in his 50s was too weak to grab on, Slyvia said. Ishani Desai, Sacramento Bee, 1 Feb. 2024 The life ring stations have become popular along Lake Michigan in the past few years. Carole Carlson, Chicago Tribune, 2 Sep. 2023 Sly—who looked adorable in a navy blue T-shirt and khaki shorts featuring illustrations of anchors and life rings—was filmed helping Ratajkowski blow out the candles on her birthday cake, eating his fill of the cake, and smiling widely next to an array of floral arrangements. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 9 June 2023 The Coast Guard later found lifeboats, life rings and other debris from the ship. Mike Ives, New York Times, 2 May 2023 In copies of testimony obtained by The Post, the patrol boat captain first mentions throwing life rings and life jackets after people were already in the water. Claire Parker, Washington Post, 5 July 2023 The ship's crew searched for approximately two hours on Tuesday night and deployed six life rings, but the passenger was not located, per the release. Julia Moore, Peoplemag, 27 Apr. 2023 The older brother made it to shore and was thrown a life ring by witnesses. The Holland Sentinel, Detroit Free Press, 8 June 2020

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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 22 Jul. 2024.

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