Definition of breeches buoy in English:

breeches buoy

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noun

  • A lifebuoy with canvas breeches attached which, when suspended from a rope, can be used to hold and transfer a passenger to safety from a ship.
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    • Three of the crew were taken ashore by breeches buoy but the vessel then slid off the rocks.
    • The rescuers used breeches buoys and lifeboats to bring the crew and passengers to shore.
    • A sailor from the sinking ship would climb into the breeches buoy and be pulled to shore.

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