lifeboat

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From life +‎ boat.

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lifeboat (plural lifeboats)

  1. (nautical) A boat especially designed for saving the lives of shipwrecked people or people in distress at sea (either launched from the shore with a crew, or else carried on board a larger ship)
  2. (science fiction) An emergency vehicle carried aboard a spaceship

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Verb[edit]

lifeboat (third-person singular simple present lifeboats, present participle lifeboating, simple past and past participle lifeboated)

  1. To rescue; to carry to safety