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life preserver Syllabification: life pre·serv·er

Definition of life preserver in English:


1North American A device made of buoyant or inflatable material, such as a life jacket, to keep someone afloat in water.
Example sentences
  • But rounding Halibut Point, I was relieved to see that at least one of them, the guy in the life preserver, was still well astern.
  • When my turn came, the fat guy in the life preserver - he was still wearing it - looked at me and laughed.
  • That life preserver by itself wasn't enough to save him.
2British A short club with a heavily weighted end, used as a weapon; a blackjack.
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