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life belt

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noun
  1. a beltlike life preserver.
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Origin of life belt

First recorded in 1855–60
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Related Words for life belt

buoy, lifeline

Examples from the Web for life belt

Historical Examples of life belt

  • But to do without it now would be for the man who cannot swim to throw off his life-belt.

    The Stark Munro Letters

    J. Stark Munro

  • He had the life-belt almost on, but he was not quick enough to finish.

    Mayflower (Flor de mayo)

    Vicente Blasco Ibez

  • He knelt down by Tartlet; he unloosed the life-belt and rubbed him vigorously.

    Godfrey Morgan

    Jules Verne

  • Suppose you had on a life-belt, what could you do in such a sea?

    Fire Island

    G. Manville Fenn

  • Perhaps I may say that in every difficulty, patience is a life-belt.


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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