Definition of Jaws of Life in English:
nounNorth American trademark
A hydraulic apparatus used to pry apart the wreckage of crashed vehicles in order to free people trapped inside.
- West Vancouver Fire and Rescue firefighters used the Jaws of Life to cut the dump truck driver out of the cab in about 10 minutes.
- Firemen, using the Jaws of Life, were required to cut the injured man from the wreckage of his car.
- During emergencies, when a few wasted seconds can cost lives, the Jaws of Life are brought in to remove victims from the crashed vehicle.
Definition of Jaws of Life in:
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