Definition of Carley float in English:

Carley float

Line breaks: Car¦ley float
Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːli/

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A large emergency raft carried on board ship, consisting of a buoyant canvas ring with a wooden grid deck.


early 20th century: named after Horace S. Carley (fl. 1900), American inventor.

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