lifesaver

[ lahyf-sey-ver ]
/ ˈlaɪfˌseɪ vər /
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noun

a person who rescues another from danger of death, especially from drowning.
a person or thing that saves a person, as from a difficult situation or critical moment: That money was a lifesaver.
Chiefly British. a lifeguard.

Nearby words

  1. lifeline,
  2. lifelong,
  3. lifelong learning,
  4. lifemanship,
  5. lifer,
  6. lifesaving,
  7. lifesaving service,
  8. lifespan,
  9. lifestream,
  10. lifestyle

Origin of lifesaver

First recorded in 1880–85; life + saver

Related formslife·sav·ing, adjective, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for life-saver

life-saver

noun

the saver of a person's life
another name for lifeguard
informal a person or thing that gives help in time of need
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