life belt

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noun
  1. a beltlike life preserver.

Origin of life belt

1
First recorded in 1855–60

Words Nearby life belt

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How to use life belt in a sentence

  • A millionaire might offer more for a life belt as a souvenir than a drowning man could pay for it to save his life.

  • His father told him to run and hunt round for the life-belt, and he went to left instead of to right, and missed of seeing it.

    Somehow Good | William de Morgan
  • It was a bad business that the life-belt was well away at the far end, and I had no chance to handle it in time.

    Somehow Good | William de Morgan
  • Each man and woman get a life belt ready, but you need not put them on until you are told.

    Story of Chester Lawrence | Nephi Anderson
  • The captain led Chester away from the dead, out to the open deck, and buckled around him a life-belt.

    Story of Chester Lawrence | Nephi Anderson

British Dictionary definitions for life belt

life belt

noun
  1. a ring filled with buoyant material or air, used to keep a person afloat when in danger of drowning

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