life belt

noun
a beltlike life preserver.

Origin:
1855–60

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life belt
 
n
a ring filled with buoyant material or air, used to keep a person afloat when in danger of drowning

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Example sentences
On suspension scaffolds each employee must be protected by an approved safety life belt attached to the lifeline.
Climbs and descends aerial ladder using life belt or safety equipment in order to conduct suppression or rescue operations.
His testimony as to the absence of a life belt is credible.
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