a double-ended ship’s , constructed, mounted, and provisioned so as to be readily able to rescue and maintain persons from a sinking vessel.
a similarly constructed used by shore-based rescue services.
a boat, propelled by oars or a motor, used for rescuing people at sea, escaping from a sinking ship, etc
(informal) a fund set up by the dealers in a market to rescue any member who may become insolvent as a result of a collapse in market prices
A pardon from a prison or other sentence; a retrial (1940s+ Underworld)
[lahyf-bluhd] /ˈlaɪfˌblʌd/ noun 1. the , considered as essential to maintain : to spill one’s lifeblood in war. 2. a life-giving, vital, or animating element: Agriculture is the lifeblood of the country. /ˈlaɪfˌblʌd/ noun 1. the blood, considered as vital to sustain life 2. the essential or animating force n. also life-blood, 1580s, “blood necessary […]
noun 1. a beltlike life preserver. noun 1. 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