lifesaver lifesaver  /ˈlaɪf ˌseɪ vər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an attendant employed at a beach or pool to protect swimmers from accidents
  2. (n) a life preserver in the form of a ring of buoyant material

Usage(s):

  1. It's often considered a last resort for the severely overweight and obese, but gastric bypass surgery can be a lifesaver for one group of overweight patients: those with diabetes.
  2. A fixed price above cost has proved a lifesaver to more than one inefficient producer.
  3. Most of the time, inflammation is a lifesaver that enables our bodies to fend off various disease-causing bacteria, viruses and parasites.

News

  1. Fire officials warn of oxygen-tank dangers

    Home oxygen equipment is a lifesaver. It allows patients with breathing problems to stay in their homes and lead a normal life. But like many other medical devices, it can be deadly if used incorrectly.        
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

  2. Operation Lifesaver teams up with local police for train safety awareness

    Police have teamed up with North Dakota Operation Lifesaver in an effort educate the public about railroad crossing safety. Officers rode in trains and observed traffic at track crossings.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: WDAZ 8 Grand Forks

  3. Project Lifesaver making a comeback

    A program that some say saves lives is making a comeback in our area. Project Lifesaver uses tracking bracelets to find missing people. Specifically people who suffer from neurological diseases like Alzheimer's or Autism. The program was introduced in Lehigh County a few years ago but didn't really go anywhere but recently Project Lifesaver's people met with Allentown police and now we're told ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey

Quotes

  1. "Such a plan would be a lifesaver for Putin, allowing him to become the leader of a new geopolitical structure without changing Russia's constitution," Stanislav Shushkevich, who led Belarus in 1991-1994, told the AP.
    on Dec 6, 2007 By: Stanislav Shushkevich Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "All goose eggs for the bullpen - that was a lifesaver tonight," Braves manager Bobby Cox said.
    on Jun 9, 2007 By: Bobby Cox Source: USA Today

  3. "Last year, he was a bit of a lifesaver for us," Gaston said. "He earned it (the right to compete as a starter) and we'll give him every chance. If he pitches well, I'm not going to move him."
    on Mar 7, 2010 By: Cito Gaston Source: Toronto Sun

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