lifeboat lifeboat  /ˈlaɪf ˌboʊt/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a strong sea boat designed to rescue people from a sinking ship

Usage(s):

  1. One way to rescue the crew of an airplane forced down at sea is to drop a lifeboat.
  2. We got into another lifeboat, but there was a terrible crowd aboard.
  3. Moreover, as presently conceived, Johnson's lifeboat will be usable only on near-earth orbits.

News

  1. Minding Our Business: Time Out for Books

    Take a break from business and read a good story this summer. Here’s a sampling from my alternate persona, the OC Book Blogger, all available at Laguna Beach Books. New in paperback: “Flight Behavior” by Barbara Kingsolver, another gorgeous journey of humanity bumping up against the environment, she never fails to please. “Lifeboat” by Charlotte [...] The post Minding Our Business: Time Out for ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Laguna Beach Independent

  2. Judge and Winner From L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future Contest Collaborate and win the Lifeboat to the Stars Award

    Kevin J. Anderson and Steven Savile are presented the Lifeboat to the Stars award at the Campbell Conference in Kansas City. (PRWeb June 20, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/LRonHubbard/Writersofthefuture/prweb10854876.htm
    on June 21, 2013     Source: PRWeb

Quotes

  1. "With Senator Reid's leadership we have crafted a lifeboat to keep rural communities afloat," added Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.
    on Mar 20, 2007 By: Ron Wyden Source: Washington Post

  2. "Despite having been pulled back from the brink, the banks appear reluctant to launch their sizeable recapitalisation lifeboat and start lending again to households and businesses," McFall said in a statement. "It would seem that they are...
    on Nov 21, 2008 By: John McFall Source: TVNZ

  3. "The federal rescue package is not a bailout of Wall Street tycoons -- it is a lifeboat for millions of Americans whose life savings, businesses, retirement plans and jobs are at stake," Schwarzenegger said.
    on Oct 3, 2008 By: Arnold Schwarzenegger Source: CNN

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