Definition of lifebelt in English:


Line breaks: life|belt
Pronunciation: /ˈlʌɪfbɛlt


A ring of buoyant or inflatable material used to help a person who has fallen into water to stay afloat.
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  • The men had no radio, lifejackets or lifebelts, and had been unable to abandon ship or attract attention to their plight.
  • As well as climbing on sand stockpiles, children have also been seen around the quarry's lagoons and have thrown lifebelts into the water.
  • While in the water he removed his lifebelt and tied it around one of the nurses and helped her stay afloat until they were rescued by British and French ships.

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