Definition of Life preserver

1. Noun. Rescue equipment consisting of a buoyant belt or jacket to keep a person from drowning.

Definition of Life preserver

1. Noun. A buoyant ring or vest intended to keep a person afloat. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Life Preserver

life insurance
life is like a box of chocolates
life jacket
life jackets
life line
life long
life lore
life mask
life of Reilly
life of Riley
life of the party
life office
life partners
life peer
life preserver (current term)
life preservers
life principle
life raft
life ring
life rings
life savings
life science
life sciences
life scientist
life sentence
life sentences
life span
life stance
life story

Literary usage of Life preserver

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1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1915)
"New Repub 1:12-14 D 19 '14 Life-preservers Combination traveling-bag and life-preserver, il Sci Am 113:276 S 25 '15 Life-saving sult-case, 11 Ind 83:396 S ..."

2. The Mechanics' Magazine (1858)
"... which are formed when molten iron is treated by passing atmospheric air through it BUNKER, CJ An impronta life-preserver, or life-preserving ..."

3. The Western Journal of Medicine and Surgery edited by Lunsford Pitts Yandell, Theodore Stout Bell (1844)
"C. A NEW LIFE-PRESERVER. Our friend, Dr. LH Mosby, has invented a life-preserver which strikes us as superior to anything of the sort ever yet proposed. ..."

4. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1854)
"THE life preserver. Did anybody ever hear of the life preserver insurance office ? One FLIGHT is the beneficent projector thereof; and at the present hour ..."

5. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1861)
"life preserver, n contrivance brought into general nso within the last 30 or 40 years as a means of preserving persons from drowning. ..."

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