Life-raft definition

A small raft, now usually inflatable, for use as an emergency craft at sea.
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A raft usually made of inflatable material or wood and used in an emergency on large bodies of water.
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A usually inflatable raft carried aboard a ship or airplane, used to save lives in case the vessel has to be abandoned in an emergency on the sea.
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Noun

Singular:
life-raft
Plural:
life-rafts