AskDefine | Define lifeboat

Dictionary Definition

lifeboat n : a strong sea boat designed to rescue people from a sinking ship

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From life + boat.

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. a boat especially designed for saving the lives of shipwrecked people.

Translations

a boat to save shipwrecked people

Extensive Definition

Lifeboat may refer to:

See also

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Mae West, air-sea rescue, bolt-hole, breeches buoy, buoy, coast guard, cork jacket, ejection capsule, ejection seat, ejector seat, emergency exit, escape hatch, fire escape, inflatable slide, life belt, life buoy, life jacket, life net, life preserver, life raft, life ring, life vest, lifeguard, lifeline, lifesaver, parachute, rescuer, rubber dinghy, safety belt, sally port, savior, slide, water wings
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