Definition of Life buoy
1. Noun. A life preserver in the form of a ring of buoyant material.
Specialized synonyms: Breeches Buoy
Generic synonyms: Flotation Device, Life Preserver, Preserver
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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 ..."