life net
noun Date: 1904 a strong net or sheet (as of canvas) used (as by firefighters) to catch a person jumping from a burning building

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • life net — life′ net n. a strong net or the like held by firefighters or others to catch persons jumping from a burning building • Etymology: 1905–10, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • life net — ☆ life net n. a strong net used as by firefighters to catch people jumping from a burning building …   English World dictionary

  • life net — noun : a strong net or sheet (as of canvas) held by firemen or others to catch persons jumping from burning buildings * * * a strong net or the like held by firefighters or others to catch persons jumping from a burning building. [1905 10, Amer.] …   Useful english dictionary

  • life net — a strong net or the like held by firefighters or others to catch persons jumping from a burning building. [1905 10, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • life net — n. strong net or material that firemen or other people use to catch a person who must jump from a building that is on fire …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Net idol — A Net Idol is a Japanese term that is someone who achieves celebrity status through the internet. Unlike an Internet celebrity, a net idol is more focused on Japanese pop culture.[citation needed] Contents 1 History 1.1 Alternative Fetish Models …   Wikipedia

  • 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 preserver — Synonyms and related words: Carling float, Mae West, aegis, arm guard, backstop, balsa, balsa raft, bob, boom, breeches buoy, buffer, bulwark, bumper, buoy, contraceptive, copyright, cork, cork jacket, crash helmet, cushion, dashboard, dodger,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Life extension — refers to an increase in maximum or average lifespan, especially in humans, by slowing down or reversing the processes of aging. Average lifespan is determined by vulnerability to accidents and age related afflictions such as cancer or… …   Wikipedia

  • NET Ministries of Canada — NET Canada is the Canadian branch of NET Ministries also simply known as NET, an acronym for National Evangelization Teams. NET itself is a Roman Catholic Christian organization dedicated to spreading the Gospel to youth. NET Canada defines… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”