Definition of Jaws of Life in English:

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Jaws of Life


North American trademark
A hydraulic apparatus used to pry apart the wreckage of crashed vehicles in order to free people trapped inside.
Example sentences
  • 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.
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