Definition of lifebelt noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈlaɪfbelt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈlaɪfbelt//
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  1. 1(British English) a large ring made of material that floats well, that is used to rescue somebody who has fallen into water, to prevent them from drowning
  2. 2(North American English) a special belt worn to help somebody float in water see also life jacket, life preserver
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lifebelt