Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that saves a life.
  • n. See lifeguard.
  • n. One that provides help in a crisis or emergency.
  • n. A life preserver shaped like a ring.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Someone or something that saves lives.
  • n. Someone or something that is very useful or helpful.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a life preserver in the form of a ring of buoyant material
  • n. an attendant employed at a beach or pool to protect swimmers from accidents

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Examples

  • And she promised not to use the $25 billion approved for retooling plants as a short-term lifesaver for the industry.

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  • The lifesaver is a qualified silver medal captain certified by Surf Life Saving

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  • Her lifesaver has been the Center for Blistering Diseases, a small, little-known medical office in the Mission Hill section of Boston.

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  • UT's covert coach Tolly is great with players, mystery to rest of us Police officer credited with halting rampage called lifesaver - again Wood and metal get a second life in efficient prefabricated homes SPECIAL TO THE AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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  • UT's covert coach Tolly is great with players, mystery to rest of us Police officer credited with halting rampage called lifesaver - again

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  • But then the 'lifesaver' image would be a bit off.

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  • A reader on the Electronics Blog says her battery-operated, portable LCD TV has been a "lifesaver" during emergencies and power outages.

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  • He thought it was called a "lifesaver" for Christ's sake.lost. they fight Dark Crater with them.

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  • PIFWJ has helped coordinate nine bone marrow drives since 2008 and says that through all of Jackie's efforts she's had one "lifesaver," a matched donor that goes through the entire process.

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  • Tony Abbott praises 'lifesaver' truckdriver after close call on the roads IT was to have been just another routine day for a politician touring regional centres - lots of driving, lots of talking to locals and a compulsory treat of scones at the end.

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