Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

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

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

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Examples

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

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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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  • 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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  • 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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