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Definition of lifeboat noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    lifeboat

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈlaɪfboʊt//
     
     
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  1. 1 a small boat carried on a ship in order to save the people on board if the ship sinks
  2. 2 a special boat that is sent out to rescue people who are in danger at sea a lifeboat crew/station
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: lifeboat

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