life jacket
noun Date: 1883 a life preserver in the form of a buoyant vest

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  • life jacket — or life vest n. a life preserver in the form of a sleeveless jacket or vest …   English World dictionary

  • life jacket — life jackets also lifejacket N COUNT A life jacket is a sleeveless jacket which helps you to float when you have fallen into deep water …   English dictionary

  • life jacket — ► NOUN ▪ a sleeveless buoyant or inflatable jacket for keeping a person afloat in water …   English terms dictionary

  • life jacket — life .jacket BrE n a piece of clothing that can be filled with air and worn around your upper body to stop you from sinking in the water American Equivalent: life vest …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • life jacket — life ,jacket noun count something you wear on a boat to make you float if you fall into the water by accident …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • life jacket — noun life preserver consisting of a sleeveless jacket of buoyant or inflatable design • Syn: ↑life vest, ↑cork jacket • Hypernyms: ↑life preserver, ↑preserver, ↑flotation device • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • life jacket — An inflatable jacket more often yellow or orange in color and made of rubber or similar material. The jacket is worn by aircrews and passengers as an aid to survival in the event of ejection over the sea or ditching. Life jacket …   Aviation dictionary

  • life jacket — life′ jack et n. navig. a life preserver in the form of a sleeveless jacket …   From formal English to slang

  • life jacket — Synonyms and related words: Mae West, breeches buoy, buoy, cork jacket, ejection capsule, ejection seat, ejector seat, life belt, life buoy, life net, life preserver, life raft, life ring, life vest, lifeboat, lifeline, parachute, rubber dinghy,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • life jacket — a sleeveless jacket of buoyant or inflatable construction, for supporting the wearer in deep water and preventing drowning. Also called life vest; Brit., air jacket. [1865 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • life jacket — /ˈlaɪf dʒækət / (say luyf jakuht) noun an inflatable or buoyant sleeveless jacket for keeping a person afloat in water. Also, lifejacket, life vest …   Australian English dictionary

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