life raft

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Origin of life raft

First recorded in 1810–20 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for life raft

barge, boat, lifeboat, skiff, rowboat, float, pontoon, balsa, lighter

Examples from the Web for life raft

Historical Examples of life raft

  • The life-raft was a big affair that Rectus and I had often examined.

    A Jolly Fellowship

    Frank R. Stockton

  • "I thought they were saved on a life-raft," said old Colbert, dryly.

    A Jolly Fellowship

    Frank R. Stockton

  • Jan groped his way to where the life-raft was lashed to the deck.

    Wide Courses

    James Brendan Connolly

  • "A fisherman and I helped save him from a life-raft," and he told the circumstances.

  • His involuntary cry was caused by the sudden collision of the life-raft with a cloud.

    The Legion of Lazarus

    Edmond Hamilton

British Dictionary definitions for life raft

life raft

  1. a raft for emergency use at sea
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