Definition of Life buoy

1. Noun. A life preserver in the form of a ring of buoyant material.

Exact synonyms: Life Belt, Life Ring, Lifesaver
Specialized synonyms: Breeches Buoy
Generic synonyms: Flotation Device, Life Preserver, Preserver



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Life Buoy

life-size
life-sized
life-style
life-support
life-support system
life-sustaining
life-threatening
life-time
life-times
life after death
life and limb
life and soul of the party
life belt
life belts
life buoy (current term)
life change events
life coach
life cot
life cycle
life cycle stages
life cycles
life estate
life estate pur autre vie
life estates
life estates pur autre vie
life eternal
life events
life expectancies

Literary usage of Life buoy

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1. The Annual Register edited by Edmund Burke (1832)
"The life-buoy at present in use on board his majesty's ships, and, I suppose, ... Even supposing, however, the man not to have gained the life-buoy, ..."

2. The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature by Tobias George Smollett (1811)
"... is the method which has been hitherto tried of fastening the life-buoy to the individual. A loop of cord or tape is tied to the ..."

3. Encyclopædia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1838)
"The life-buoy, now commonly used ii the British navy, is the invention of ... The gunner, who has charge of the life-buoy lock, sees it freshly and ..."

4. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The rocket apparatus consists of five principal parts, viz. the rocket, the rocket-line, the whip, the hawser and the sling life-buoy The mode of working it ..."

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