Definition of life vest in English:

life vest

noun

North American
  • another term for life jacket
    • ‘Luckily, my group caught up with me, and they pulled me up by the life vest.’
    • ‘A life vest, such as this one, can reduce the risk of drowning in a boating related incident by 85 percent.’
    • ‘Wearing a life vest, Ma took a boat to inspect the pitifully parched riverbeds of the funnel-shaped dam at the reservoir, where workers were seizing the chance to remove garbage and silt, which accumulates on riverbeds.’
    • ‘What, exactly, has changed in the past two years to justify the Coast Guard's resubmitting to the public the proposal to require all boaters to wear life vests while aboard their boats?’
    • ‘In the river, flat here but running very fast, we lean back into our life vests and drift, although the word is far too sedate for the speed, downstream before cutting across the current - surprisingly hard - and clambering ashore.’
    • ‘Walsh was briefly trapped in the cockpit, managed to inflate his life vest, and rocketed to the surface.’
    • ‘Four of the canoes were recovered by the council's rangers but the fifth canoe and equipment, including life vests, are still missing.’
    • ‘They had been in the water for more than four hours, struggling to stay afloat with just one life vest between them, and had not been seen despite drifting into one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world.’
    • ‘The attendant put on a life vest and inflated it.’
    • ‘The soldier gasped, grasped the life vest and pulled one arm into it.’
    • ‘He remained clinging to the boat's hull, wearing two life vests.’
    • ‘Immediately, I was grateful that I had a life vest on.’
    • ‘Ask for a life vest, too, if there's any doubt of a child's swimming ability.’
    • ‘It's nothing - we are having a drill - you need to put your life vest on, and go up to the main decks.’
    • ‘I was on vacation with my family and my father stopped at Red's to pick up life vests and a raft for the flight to Grand Bahama Islands.’
    • ‘Your paddle, life vest, and kayak should appear fairly new.’
    • ‘Always wear a life vest whenever you're near the water.’
    • ‘I still have the life vest which is now a part of a mini-museum in my wine cellar.’
    • ‘About two thirds were wearing a life vest but many were not using it correctly.’
    • ‘Outdoor recreation or the marina is also a good place to rent life vests, skis and a towrope for a reasonable price.’

Pronunciation

life vest