1. a life preserver in the form of a ring of buoyant material
Syn: ↑life buoy, ↑life belt, ↑life ring
Hypernyms: ↑life preserver, ↑preserver, ↑flotation device
Hyponyms: ↑breeches buoy
2. an attendant employed at a beach or pool to protect swimmers from accidents
Syn: ↑lifeguard
Hypernyms: ↑attendant, ↑attender, ↑tender

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