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water wings

noun, (used with a plural verb)
an inflatable contrivance shaped like a pair of wings, usually worn under the arms to keep the body afloat while one swims or learns to swim.
Origin of water wings
1900-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But because her movies were wildly popular, the studio seldom gave her a chance to stretch her water wings.
  • No water wings or other personal flotation devices may be brought into the pool.
  • Inner tubes, air mattresses and water wings are not allowed.
  • No water wings or other floatation devices permitted.
  • Never rely on plastic rings, water wings or a swim bubble in place of an approved personal flotation device.
  • Absolutely no water wings or personal flotation inflatables allowed in large pool.
  • Air-filled swimming aids, such as water wings and floats, should not to be used in place of approved personal floatation devices.
British Dictionary definitions for water wings

water wings

plural noun
an inflatable rubber device shaped like a pair of wings, which is placed round the front of the body and under the arms of a person learning to swim
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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