Lifeguard meaning

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An expert swimmer employed as at a beach or pool to prevent drownings.
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An expert swimmer trained and employed to watch over other swimmers, as at a beach or swimming pool.
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(rail transport) A sturdy metal bracket fixed in front of each of the leading wheels of a train to deflect small objects away from the wheels to prevent derailment.
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To work or serve as a lifeguard.
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A guard of the life or person; a guard that attends a prince or other person; a bodyguard.
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(chiefly US) An attendant, usually an expert swimmer, employed to save swimmers in trouble or near drowning at a body of water.
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Origin of lifeguard

  • From life +"Ž guard. Compare German Leibgarde (“bodyguard"), Danish livgarde (“bodyguard"), Swedish livgarde (“bodyguard"). Compare also Old English lÄ«fweard (“guardian of life").

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