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life jacket

a sleeveless jacket of buoyant or inflatable construction, for supporting the wearer in deep water and preventing drowning.
Also called life vest; British, air jacket.
Origin of life jacket
1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for life jacket
  • For the drill, you will need a life jacket, which will be either in your cabin or at the cruise ship's muster station.
  • If you are in a tandem kayak, make sure you have a life jacket for both of you.
  • Wear a life jacket and helmet if there are any rapids.
  • If you are able to walk, take the stairs to return your life jacket, and move on to your next destination.
  • During this time, experienced parasail operators get riders into a life jacket and harness.
  • If you're swimming with children, or you aren't a strong swimmer yourself, wear a life jacket when swimming on yellow-flag days.
  • Adult swimmers heading out alone or in rough waters are also advised to use a life jacket.
  • Two small containers of compressed gas may be brought on if part of a life jacket as well as one pack of matches.
  • Provide a helmet and life jacket for any children you kayak with.
  • If you're not an experienced swimmer, don a life jacket to stay afloat while you snorkel.
British Dictionary definitions for life jacket

life jacket

an inflatable sleeveless jacket worn to keep a person afloat when in danger of drowning
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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