- 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.
Origin of lifesaver
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Examples from the Web for lifesaving
With $617 billion spent to fund our national defense, we can certainly grab a billion or two to fund these lifesaving reforms.A Former Navy Firearms Instructor and Proud Gun Owner On Why We Need Common Sense Gun Control
May 14, 2014
They will translate immediately to cancer patients not having access to lifesaving kinds of approaches.Sequester Cuts Put More Cancer Patients at Risk of Dying, Researchers Say
March 2, 2013
John Barry on his romantic European past, his lifesaving service in Iraq, and his lasting legacy.The Noble General
July 24, 2011
But if we keep going we ought to strike a lifesaving station or somethingcome on.Dorothy Dixon and the Mystery Plane
Mr. Goodall had once been wrecked on the Danish coast and rescued by the captain of the lifesaving crew, a friend of my family.
Lifesaving drugs are an indispensable part of modern medicine.