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life raft Syllabification: life raft
Pronunciation: /ˈlīf ˌraft/

Definition of life raft in English:


A raft, typically inflatable, for use in an emergency at sea.
Example sentences
  • An oil slick surrounds the damaged carrier as an inflatable life raft deploys off her stern.
  • Three people were rescued from the stricken yacht's life raft by sailors from HMAS Newcastle.
  • In that precious time they tried unsuccessfully to launch the boat's inflatable life raft.

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