Definition of 'life raft'
See related content
Example sentences containing 'life raft'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
We were the last life raft to get away from the ship. The Sun (2007)Pilots had begun learning how to parachute with life rafts dangling between their legs. Spitfire Women of World War II (2007)Find out where the life rafts are on a ship. Times, Sunday Times (2009)New students can cling to one another like life rafts to begin with and get into muddled relationships. The Sun (2011)He then jumps into his life raft and the only sounds are of the wind and the waves. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Ancient ships carried small boats for the transfer of passengers to the shore but no life rafts or life vests. Christianity Today (2000)The life raft has not deployed. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Four sailors were winched to safety from their sinking 100,000 boat - after their life rafts were locked up. The Sun (2009)
Trends of 'life raft'
Used Rarely. life raft is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Definition of life raft from the Collins English Dictionary
World Environment Day 2019 is focusing on climate change, and more specifically air pollution, what causes it, and importantly, what we can do about it. Through a range of blogs and an in-depth look at current vocabulary on the topic, we highlight some of the words you may need to know to be able to take part in arguably one of the most important discussions of our time.
Unlock language with the Paul Noble method
No books. No rote memorization. No chance of failure. Your chance to have a one-to-one lesson with best-selling language expert Paul Noble, try a FREE audio sample of his brand new Mandarin Chinese course.
Learning English: Making suggestions when travelling
Take a boat? Stay overnight somewhere? This article looks at some useful phrases you can use when discussing options about what to do when travelling.
New collocations added to dictionary
Collocations are words that are often used together and are brilliant at providing natural sounding language for your speech and writing.
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
We have almost 200 lists of words from topics as varied as types of butterflies, jackets, currencies, vegetables and knots! Amaze your friends with your new-found knowledge!
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Updated with all the very latest new words and senses, this new 13th edition is an unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere. #homeoflivingenglish