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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.

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Origin of lifesaver

First recorded in 1880–85; life + saver
lifesaving, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for lifesaver

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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