Definition of lifebuoy in English:


Line breaks: life|buoy
Pronunciation: /ˈlʌɪfbɔɪ


A buoyant support such as a lifebelt for keeping a person afloat in water.
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  • Apart from the need for lifebuoys, the water safety report highlighted a number of hazards along the river.
  • In the inquiry report the Captain was criticised for failing to set up a proper lookout and for failing to deploy his vessel's lifebuoys and life raft.
  • Elsewhere the Committee Secretary has contacted the Irish Water Safety Association to establish the number of lifebuoys needed and where they should be located.

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