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life jacket

noun
1.
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
1865-1870
1865-70
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life jacket

noun
1.
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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