Definition of Life belt

1. Noun. Belt attaching you to some object as a restraint in order to prevent you from getting hurt.

Exact synonyms: Safety Belt, Safety Harness
Generic synonyms: Belt, Constraint, Restraint
Specialized synonyms: Seat Belt, Seatbelt

2. Noun. A life preserver in the form of a ring of buoyant material.
Exact synonyms: Life Buoy, Life Ring, Lifesaver
Specialized synonyms: Breeches Buoy
Generic synonyms: Flotation Device, Life Preserver, Preserver

Definition of Life belt

1. Noun. A buoyant inflatable ring carried onboard ships which can be thrown to someone in the water in an emergency to keep themselves afloat. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Life Belt

life-support system
life after death
life and limb
life and soul of the party
life belt (current term)
life belts
life buoy
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

Literary usage of Life belt

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The life-belt commonly used was designed by Admiral Ward of England. ... Each life-belt must have sufficient extra buoyancy to support a man heavily clothed ..."

2. The Edith Cavell Nurse from Massachusetts: A Record of One Year's Personal by Alice Louise Florence Fitzgerald (1917)
"The crossing is made quite horribly uncomfortable by having to wear a life belt. I can recommend it as an instrument of torture when you would like to lie ..."

3. The Doctrines of Grace by Ian Maclaren (1900)
"One after another each man of the crew put on his life belt and jumped overboard till at last the captain only remained upon the deck of the vessel. ..."

4. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"The best cork jacket is that known as the "life belt," invented by Capt. ... The requisite qualities of a life-boatman's life belt are : 1, sufficient extra ..."

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