life preserver

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Synonyms for life preserver

rescue equipment consisting of a buoyant belt or jacket to keep a person from drowning

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What if you were sailing miles from land and did not remember to bring a life preserver with you?
There is no way that I could have pulled my son, who was 5'7" and 160 pounds at the time, 75 yards through the water and onto that Jet Ski had he not been wearing a life preserver.
As life preservers go, it's not very impressive - just big enough to keep a sinking county's nose above water.
Every day he oversaw the packing of 40-to-50 life preservers and life rafts, and he was CDQAR for many of them.
He's throwing out a life preserver and I'm going to grab it," the bishop said.
They threw a life preserver and ropes to her, but she could not save herself.
Last year Christie's in London sold a similar Titanic life preserver for pounds 60,000.
Carrasco, 31, was not wearing a life preserver, said Capt.
Auctioneers are expecting a "huge amount" of interest for what they say is the "most important life preserver in any private or public collection".
As someone who has been jailed for contempt of court for refusing to cough up sources, albeit for only five days, I must agree with Bob Zelnick's take in your story ("Waivering," February/March), "a request for a waiver [is] 'a functional betrayal of the source and the relationship, and I am disheartened to see how many of my colleagues have rushed to this little life preserver at the expense of their sources.
One clue to her mode of departure might be the nearby boat emblazoned with a cheerful floral motif more often applied to pricey handbags and fitted with a life preserver bearing the iconic LV monogram.
Only one other person is known to have survived a plunge over the Canadian falls without a barrel or other contraption: a seven-year-old boy wearing a life preserver who had been thrown into the water in a 1960 boating accident.
According to Steven Murphy, Softek's president and CEO, "Softek is throwing an application availability life preserver to businesses that were 'voted off' the BMC Software storage management island.
with clear, tight pictures of the suspect in the water clinging to a life preserver as police tried to talk him into climbing up onto a tugboat.
Supermarket retailers have to realize that private label could be their life preserver in a retail arena that is becoming more and more competitive every day.