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life•boat



Pronunciation: (līf'bōt"), [key]
n.
1. a double-ended ship's boat, constructed, mounted, and provisioned so as to be readily able to rescue and maintain persons from a sinking vessel.
2. a similarly constructed boat used by shore-based rescue services.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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