• (RP) IPA: /ˈlaɪfˌbəʊt/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈlaɪfˌboʊt/

lifeboat (plural lifeboats)

  1. (nautical) A boat especially designed for saving the lives of shipwrecked people or people in distress at sea (either launched from the shore with a crew, or else carried on board a larger ship)
  2. (scifi) An emergency vehicle carried aboard a spaceship
Synonyms Translations
  • French: radeau de survie
  • German: Rettungsboot
  • Italian: scialuppa di salvataggio, scialuppa
  • Portuguese: barco salva-vidas
  • Russian: спаса́тельная ло́дка
  • Spanish: bote salvavidas

lifeboat (lifeboats, present participle lifeboating; past and past participle lifeboated)

  1. To rescue; to carry to safety

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