cork jacket

cork jacket
noun
life preserver consisting of a sleeveless jacket of buoyant or inflatable design
Syn: ↑life jacket, ↑life vest
Hypernyms: ↑life preserver, ↑preserver, ↑flotation device
Hyponyms: ↑Mae West, ↑air jacket

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noun
: a sleeveless canvas jacket with slabs of cork sewn into pockets on the front and back and used as a life preserver

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cork jacket,
a jacket made partly of cork, or lined with cork, to support a person in the water.

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  • life jacket — noun life preserver consisting of a sleeveless jacket of buoyant or inflatable design • Syn: ↑life vest, ↑cork jacket • Hypernyms: ↑life preserver, ↑preserver, ↑flotation device • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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