Definition of Lifeboat

1. Noun. A strong sea boat designed to rescue people from a sinking ship.

Generic synonyms: Sea Boat

Definition of Lifeboat

1. n. A strong, buoyant boat especially designed for saving the lives of shipwrecked people.

Definition of Lifeboat

1. Noun. a boat especially designed for saving the lives of shipwrecked people. ¹

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Definition of Lifeboat

1. a small rescue boat [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Lifeboat

life support
life support care
life support system
life support systems
life table
life tables
life tenant
life tenants
life vest
life vests
life zone
lifeboat (current term)

Literary usage of Lifeboat

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

1. Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1901)
"The lifeboat transporting-carriage is a very important ... Nearly every lifeboat, except a tew of the larger size, is provided with a carriage, ..."

2. The English Illustrated Magazine (1886)
"Yet probably no one has less knowledge of the appearance and working of a lifeboat than the average dweller in our inland towns, who, magnificently though ..."

3. Journal by Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1860)
"car lifeboat. Dec. 30—Barmouth ; wind from the SW, blowing a gale ; ship Britannia, of Bath, United States, 14 men saved by the Barmouth lifeboat. Dec. 21. ..."

4. The Sunday at Home by Religious Tract Society, Religious Tract Society (Great Britain) (1891)
"With a heavy gale dead on shore, if the lifeboat had succeeded in launching, she would not have fetched the wreck had she lain any distance either side, ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The floor of the lifeboat (fig. 2, the dotted double line extending from stem to ... Strength, that will enable the lifeboat to suffer treatment which no ..."

6. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1890)
"Is early every lifeboat, except a few of the larger size, ... A lifeboat is thus made available for a greater extent of coast than she otherwise would be ..."

7. Marine Engineer and Naval Architect (1889)
"She provides a lifeboat for the oar, somewhat after the common type ; one of ... A STEAM lifeboat.—At the beginning of the present year a model of a steam ..."

8. Wonderful inventions: from the mariner's compass to the electric telegraph cable by John Timbs (1882)
"A noted lifeboat, called the Mary Anne, belonging to the ports of ... In London has been established the " Royal National lifeboat Institution," for the ..."

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