Jaws Of Life Definition


(plural only) Emergency rescue equipment used to open a completely destroyed passenger vehicle, to quickly and somewhat safely extricate the trapped occupants.

For the most terrible of car accidents, jaws of life have to be used to extricate the injured.

Origin of Jaws Of Life

  • jaws+of+life. By analogy with an actual jaw and the fact that this mechanical device allows the possibility of preserving the life of the victim being rescued.

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