Lifeboat Definition

līfbōt
lifeboats
noun
A strong, seaworthy boat kept in readiness on shore for use in rescuing people in danger of drowning.
Webster's New World
One of the small boats carried by a ship for use if the ship must be abandoned.
Webster's New World
A boat used for rescue service.
American Heritage

A boat especially designed for saving the lives of shipwrecked people.

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Other Word Forms of Lifeboat

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Singular:
lifeboat
Plural:
lifeboats

Origin of Lifeboat

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