Definition of life preserver in English:

life preserver

Syllabification: life pre·serv·er


  • 1North American A device made of buoyant or inflatable material, such as a life jacket, to keep someone afloat in water.
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    • 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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