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breeches buoy


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Noun breeches buoy has 1 sense
  1. breeches buoy - a life buoy in the form of a ring with short breeches for support; used to transfer people from a ship
    --1 is a kind of
    life buoy, lifesaver, life belt, life ring

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Breeches Buoy

Noun: A device used for rescuing people by transferring them from a stranded ship to the shore, using a life buoy attached to a pair of breeches or a cradle.

Example Sentence: The sailors were grateful when the breeches buoy arrived, allowing them to safely reach the shore amidst the stormy waves.

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