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life raft

noun as in dinghy

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noun as in raft

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In its first-response role, the drone is built to carry and release self-inflating life rafts, allowing people in the water the opportunity to climb aboard and wait for slower rescuers without having to tread water.

Some people have survived by climbing aboard roofs and using them as makeshift life rafts.

At London’s Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition, Portugal- and UK-based drone company Tekever announced September 14 that its AR5 drone can now carry and deploy self-inflating life rafts to assist in water rescue.

In June, for example, a helicopter out of Massachusetts grabbed three people off a life raft after their fishing boat sank near Montauk Point, New York.

Mooney quickly inflated his life raft, sent out an SOS signal and drifted for fourteen days before he was rescued.

For now, Clinton is popular, a Democratic icon, and Obama is relying on him for a life raft in the current storm.

His life raft was attacked by sharks and shot at by Japanese aircraft during 47 days adrift at sea.

Let these eight Wordbirds-for-the-Shutdown serve as a linguistic life raft to float you to safe harbor.

But as much as the hurricane has dominated the news, not everyone is in need of a life raft.

Russ pointed to a long lifeboat covered with canvas which lay some distance from the life-raft.

He had been shot down over the Mediterranean Sea and had floated for several days in his life raft near the coast of Italy.

I'd have shared my life raft with any poor devil the same as I did with you.

That shuttle pilot was found in a routine check, stowed away on the life raft.

The ejection of the life raft must have caused the thump he'd heard before he was cast adrift.


On this page you'll find 12 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to life raft, such as: lifeboat, rowboat, and skiff.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.