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life jacket

noun [C] uk   us  
a piece of equipment, like a jacket without sleeves, that is filled with air or light material and is designed to help you float if you fall into water
Translations of “life jacket”
in Korean 구명재킷…
in Arabic سُترة النجاة…
in Portuguese colete salva-vidas…
in Catalan armilla salvavides…
in Japanese 救命胴衣…
in Italian giubbotto di salvataggio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 救生衣,救生背心…
in Russian спасательный жилет…
in Turkish can yeleği…
in Chinese (Simplified) 救生衣,救生背心…
in Polish kamizelka ratunkowa…
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