Lifeboat meaning

līfbōt
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A boat carried on a ship for use if the ship has to be abandoned.
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A boat used for rescue service.
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A strong, seaworthy boat kept in readiness on shore for use in rescuing people in danger of drowning.
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One of the small boats carried by a ship for use if the ship must be abandoned.
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A boat especially designed for saving the lives of shipwrecked people.
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Origin of lifeboat