lifeguard

noun
life·​guard | \ ˈlīf-ˌgärd \

Definition of lifeguard

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

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Other Words from lifeguard

lifeguard intransitive verb

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Newport Beach lifeguard Battalion Chief Mike Halphide said his department expects 80,000 to 100,000 people a day to visit city beaches in the latter half of the week. Hannah Fry, latimes.com, "Extreme heat wave, high surf expected to send many to the beach," 4 July 2018 Footage taken by lifeguards at Cala Domingos beach shows the shark — later determined to be a 10-foot blue shark — swim toward the shore as panicked onlookers gather and watch from nearby rocks. Michael Bartiromo, Fox News, "Popular Majorca beach evacuated after shark spotted swimming near panicked tourists," 3 Aug. 2018 Both have designated swimming areas, where children and adults can splash within the buoys under the watchful eyes of lifeguards. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, "Feel like a swim? Here’s the lowdown on Anchorage lakes," 4 July 2018 There’s two Caseys in the pool with Chloë Sevigny, two Caseys striking a pose with Laura Harrier, and even more Caseys outside one of the lifeguard stations on the beach. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "Casey Spooner’s Surreal Photo Diary Pokes Fun at the Art World (With an Assist From Chloë Sevigny)," 14 Dec. 2018 Tina, a juvenile arsonist who tries to burn down the lifeguard station? Sally Holmes, Marie Claire, "Watch Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon Play 'How Well Do You Know Your Co-Star?'," 30 July 2018 Sizable surf from Hurricane Fabio that had pounded south-facing beaches with 6- to 8-foot waves in Huntington Beach, Newport Beach and Laguna Beach beginning Wednesday had tapered off by Thursday night, lifeguards said. Ruben Vives, Victoria Kim And Sarah Parvini, Anchorage Daily News, "Southern California sets all-time heat records," 7 July 2018 Sizable surf from Hurricane Fabio that had pounded south-facing beaches with 6- to 8-foot waves in Huntington Beach, Newport Beach and Laguna Beach beginning Wednesday had tapered off by Thursday night, lifeguards said. Hailey Branson-potts, latimes.com, "Homes destroyed by fires and temperature records shattered as heat wave slams Southern California," 7 July 2018 Once on land, a lifeguard observed several gashes on her foot, telling her the marks appeared to be consistent with an eel bite. Jennifer Earl, Fox News, "Giant eel bites woman vacationing in Hawaii: 'There was blood everywhere'," 3 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of lifeguard

1893, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lifeguard was in 1893

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lifeguard

noun

English Language Learners Definition of lifeguard

: a person whose job is to protect swimmers from drowning

lifeguard

noun
life·​guard | \ ˈlīf-ˌgärd \

Kids Definition of lifeguard

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

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