an expert swimmer employed, as at a beach or pool, to protect bathers from drowning or other accidents and dangers.
to work as a lifeguard.
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How to use lifeguard in a sentence
Because there are no lifeguards or staff required to operate a public pool.How an education spending law may help keep this pool closed to the public | Perry Stein | July 30, 2021 | Washington Post
The city estimates it costs around $450,000 annually to pay for lifeguards and staff necessary to operate the public pool.How an education spending law may help keep this pool closed to the public | Perry Stein | July 30, 2021 | Washington Post
North Lake has a swimming area, beach, and lifeguard, plus canoe and kayak rentals.
I tried to reach lifeguard officials Monday but they didn’t immediately answer their phone or email.Environment Report: A Brief, Fiery Investigation of Beach Bonfire Rules | MacKenzie Elmer | May 10, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
The funds he used to do it included money he had earned working as a lifeguard.Bernie Madoff, Financier Who Operated the Largest Ponzi Scheme in History, Dies | Katy Steinmetz | April 14, 2021 | Time
The Babe showed up, too, arriving late, as usual, and looking tanned as a lifeguard.The Stacks: The Day Lou Gehrig Delivered Baseball’s Gettysburg Address | Ray Robinson | July 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Punctuating the sand from end to end, postos are the permanent lifeguard stands that act like beacons.The Girl From Ipanema Is Not Alone: Rio’s Famous Beach Is A Rich, Cultural Kaleidoscope | Brandon Presser | June 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He was a pothead, a devotee of hip hop, a lifeguard, a high school wrestler, an aspiring dentist.
He was a pothead, a devotee of hip-hop, a lifeguard, a high-school wrestler, an aspiring dentist.
She also loved holidays, and had planned on being a zombie lifeguard on Halloween.A Tearful Goodbye to Colorado Kidnap Victim Jessica Ridgeway | Christine Pelisek | October 17, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
So he dismissed them to Westminster under the escort of his own lifeguard.Monk | Julian Corbett
And, in any case, there was a lifeguard in a boat just off shore and another patrolling the sands.
The raft chanced to be deserted, nor were there any swimmers between her and the boat of the lifeguard beyond the raft.
She thought the lifeguard was hurrying to the raft to meet Amy and herself if they won the race.
The lifeguard drove his boat around the end of the raft toward the gray, sail-like object which had so startled them all.
British Dictionary definitions for lifeguard
a person present at a beach or pool to guard people against the risk of drowning: Also called: life-saver
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