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



    BrE BrE//ˈlaɪfbəʊt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈlaɪfboʊt//
    Types of boats and ships
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  1. 1a special boat that is sent out to rescue people who are in danger at sea a lifeboat crew/station See related entries: Types of boats and ships
  2. 2a small boat carried on a ship in order to save the people on board if the ship sinks See related entries: Types of boats and ships
  3. Extra examples The crew took to the lifeboats. The lifeboat is stationed just along the coast from here. The lifeboat was called out five times in the January storms. There was only room for ten people in the lifeboat. two survivors on board the lifeboat
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