a beltlike life preserver.
a ring filled with buoyant material or air, used to keep a person afloat when in danger of drowning
noun, Nautical. 1. an arrowlike projectile for carrying a line for use in maritime rescue operations.
noun, Aeronautics. 1. an aircraft or spacecraft configuration in which there are no wings, and lift is obtained by aerodynamic forces on its body. noun 1. a wingless aircraft or spacecraft that derives its aerodynamic lift from the shape of its body
noun, Nautical. 1. a sail that when filled tends to raise the hull of a ship or boat (opposed to ).
[lift-awf, -of] /ˈlɪftˌɔf, -ˌɒf/ noun 1. Aeronautics, Rocketry. 2. Informal. the launching or commencement of a project, plan, etc.: The liftoff of the sales campaign will be next month. adjective 3. that removes by lifting off; capable of being lifted off: a liftoff correction tape for typewriters; magnetized, liftoff nameplates. /ˈlɪftˌɒf/ noun 1. the initial […]