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

  • n. A buoyant device, such as a cork or polystyrene ring, for keeping a person afloat in water.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a float intended to support persons who have fallen into the water, until a boat can be dispatched to save them.
  • n. See Buoy.

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

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