Definition of life jacket in English:

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life jacket

Pronunciation: /ˈlīf ˌjakət/


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A sleeveless buoyant or inflatable jacket for keeping a person afloat in water.
Example sentences
  • But what happens when you combine an inflatable life jacket with a comfy lightweight vest and an all-season jacket?
  • Two crew members went overboard into the 58-degree water and only one had on an inflatable life jacket.
  • When the ship began to sink, the franchisor left its charge afloat in turbulent waters, without a life jacket.

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Syllabification: life jack·et

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