life ring

life ring
a life preserver in the form of a ring of buoyant material
Syn: ↑life buoy, ↑lifesaver, ↑life belt
Hypernyms: ↑life preserver, ↑preserver, ↑flotation device
Hyponyms: ↑breeches buoy

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: a ring-shaped life preserver usually made of cork and other buoyant materials

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