Mae WestMae West
an inflatable life jacket for use as by aviators downed at sea
Origin of Mae Westafter Mae West (1892-1980), buxom United States actress
An inflatable, vestlike life preserver.
Origin of Mae WestAfterMae West the appearance of the inflated vest being humorously compared to the actress's large bust
(plural Mae Wests)
- Nickname for a type of life jacket used by Allied forces in World War II having an inflatable rubber bag on the chest of the wearer.