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Recent Examples on the Web The low-slung boat, which is known as a panga, was found with 15 life vest and several fuel cans onboard on the sand near the jetty shortly before 11:30 p.m. Karen Kucher, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Apr. 2021 My friend who was next to me grabbed one side of my life vest and June came across from the other side of the boat to take hold of my other shoulder. Barry Moline, Forbes, 28 Apr. 2021 Josey yelled for help and cried before falling asleep in his life vest. Los Angeles Times, 10 Mar. 2021 In many states, wearing a life vest is required by law under certain scenarios—and carrying them on board is always required. Field & Stream, 23 Mar. 2021 Onboard, a couple tried to wrap a life vest around their young child. Erika Hayasaki, Wired, 23 Feb. 2021 Troopers said none of the men was wearing a life vest. Tess Williams, Anchorage Daily News, 28 Dec. 2020 Always make sure your life vest is securely fastened when operating your boat. Ryan Chelius, Field & Stream, 8 Dec. 2020 The suit documents deaths going back to `1959 and says that a 27-year-old with a life vest died in 1994 because of the hazardous conditions. Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times, 18 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of life vest

1848, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of life vest was in 1848

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21 May 2021

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“Life vest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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