life belt

noun
1. belt attaching you to some object as a restraint in order to prevent you from getting hurt
Syn: ↑safety belt, ↑safety harness
Hypernyms: ↑belt, ↑restraint, ↑constraint
Hyponyms: ↑seat belt, ↑seatbelt
2. a life preserver in the form of a ring of buoyant material
Syn: ↑life buoy, ↑lifesaver, ↑life ring
Hypernyms: ↑life preserver, ↑preserver, ↑flotation device
Hyponyms: ↑breeches buoy

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noun
1. : a life preserver in the form of a buoyant belt

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a beltlike life preserver.
[1855-60]

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life belt,
a life preserver made like a belt.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • life belt — n. a life preserver in the form of a belt …   English World dictionary

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  • life belt — life preserver in belt form …   English contemporary dictionary

  • life belt — noun Date: circa 1858 1. chiefly British a life preserver in the form of a buoyant belt 2. safety belt …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • life belt — noun (C) 1 BrE a life buoy 2 AmE a special belt you wear in the water to prevent you from sinking …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • life belt — a beltlike life preserver. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • life belt — noun A buoyant inflatable ring carried onboard ships which can be thrown to someone in the water in an emergency to keep themselves afloat …   Wiktionary

  • life preserver — life pre.server n AmE something such as a ↑life belt or ↑life jacket that can be worn in the water to prevent you from sinking …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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