North American term for life jacket.
- Luckily, my group caught up with me, and they pulled me up by the life vest.
- It's nothing - we are having a drill - you need to put your life vest on, and go up to the main decks.
- Wearing a life vest, Ma took a boat to inspect the pitifully parched riverbeds of the funnel-shaped dam at the reservoir, where workers were seizing the chance to remove garbage and silt, which accumulates on riverbeds.
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