Definition of life preserver in English:

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life preserver

Pronunciation:

noun

1British A short truncheon with a heavily loaded end.
2North American A buoyant device such as a lifebelt or life jacket.
Example sentences
  • But rounding Halibut Point, I was relieved to see that at least one of them, the guy in the life preserver, was still well astern.
  • When my turn came, the fat guy in the life preserver - he was still wearing it - looked at me and laughed.
  • That life preserver by itself wasn't enough to save him.

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