lifeguard

noun life·guard \ ˈlīf-ˌgärd \
Updated on: 4 Dec 2017

Definition of lifeguard

: a usually expert swimmer employed (as at a beach or a pool) to safeguard other swimmers

lifeguard

intransitive verb

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First Known Use of lifeguard

1893


LIFEGUARD Defined for English Language Learners

lifeguard

noun

Definition of lifeguard for English Language Learners

  • : a person whose job is to protect swimmers from drowning


LIFEGUARD Defined for Kids

lifeguard

noun life·guard \ ˈlīf-ˌgärd \

Definition of lifeguard for Students

: a person employed at a beach or swimming pool to protect swimmers from drowning


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