life jacket Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"life jacket" in British English

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life jacketnoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​piece of ​equipment, like a ​jacket without ​sleeves, that is ​filled with ​air or ​lightmaterial and is ​designed to ​help you ​float if you ​fall into ​water
(Definition of life jacket from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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life jacketnoun [C]

 us   /ˈlɑɪf ˌdʒæk·ɪt/ (also life vest,  /ˈlɑɪf ˌvest/ )
a ​piece of ​equipment that ​looks like a jacket without ​sleeves and that is ​filled with ​air or ​lightmaterialdesigned to ​help someone ​float if the ​personfalls into the ​water
(Definition of life jacket from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “life jacket”
in Arabic سُترة النجاة…
in Korean 구명재킷…
in Portuguese colete salva-vidas…
in Catalan armilla salvavides…
in Japanese 救命胴衣…
in Chinese (Simplified) 救生衣,救生背心…
in Turkish can yeleği…
in Russian спасательный жилет…
in Chinese (Traditional) 救生衣,救生背心…
in Italian giubbotto di salvataggio…
in Polish kamizelka ratunkowa…
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