from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A life preserver in the form of a sleeveless jacket or vest.

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  • n. an article of protective clothing that is designed to keep the wearer's head floating above the surface of the water.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. life preserver consisting of a sleeveless jacket of buoyant or inflatable design


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  • He staggered up and stripped his E-suit down to the waist, sat down and cooled off for a moment, then slipped on the orange windbreaker and life jacket passed to him by the crewman.

    Crusader Gold

  • Survivors struggled to climb over the gunwales; as many as five men clung to a single life jacket and a dozen to a single plank.

    Castles of Steel


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