life preserver

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life preserver (plural life preservers)

  1. (US) A buoyant ring or vest intended to keep a person afloat.
    Synonym: (UK) life buoy
  2. (dated, UK) A short club with a weighted end.
    • 1879, Gilbert and Sullivan, "With Cat-Like Tread", The Pirates of Penzance
      Here's your crowbar and your centrebit / Your life-preserver — you may want to hit!
    • 1892, Arthur Conan Doyle, "The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet":
      He tried to bluster and took down a life-preserver from the wall. I knew my man, however, and I clapped a pistol to his head before he could strike.


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  • life preserver on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • life preservers on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons
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