personal flotation device


a life preserver, life jacket, or other device for keeping a person afloat in the water. Abbreviation: PFD

Nearby words

  1. personal digital assistant,
  2. personal distance,
  3. personal effects,
  4. personal equation,
  5. personal equity plan,
  6. personal foul,
  7. personal identification number,
  8. personal liberty,
  9. personal organizer,
  10. personal pension

Origin of personal flotation device

First recorded in 1970–75

Also called flo·ta·tion dev·ice. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019