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"lifeboat" in British English

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lifeboatnoun [C]

uk   /ˈlaɪf.bəʊt/  us   /ˈlaɪf.boʊt/
a ​largeboat that is ​keptready to go out and ​savepeople who are in ​danger in the ​water
a ​smallboatkept on a ​ship for ​people to ​leave in if the ​ship is not ​safe or might ​sink
(Definition of lifeboat from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lifeboat" in American English

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lifeboatnoun [C]

 us   /ˈlɑɪfˌboʊt/
a ​largeboat that is ​keptready to take out to ​sea and ​savepeople who are in ​danger, or a ​smallerboatkept on a ​ship for ​people to ​leave in if the ​ship is not ​safe or might ​sink
(Definition of lifeboat from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"lifeboat" in Business English

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lifeboatnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈlaɪfbəʊt/
something such as ​money or a ​plan that will ​helppeople or ​organizations who ​riskfailing, ​losing all their ​money, etc.: Employers will have to ​contribute to a new pensions lifeboat. a political/​economic lifeboat
(Definition of lifeboat from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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