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life raft

noun [C] uk   us  
a type of boat that is carried on a large ship and is used in emergencies, for example when the ship is sinking, to take people to safety
Translations of “life raft”
in Chinese (Traditional) 救生筏…
in Chinese (Simplified) 救生筏…
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