Breeches buoy

Definition of Breeches buoy

in the life-saving service, a pair of canvas breeches depending from an annular or beltlike life buoy which is usually of cork. This contrivance, inclosing the person to be rescued, is hung by short ropes from a block which runs upon the hawser stretched from the ship to the shore, and is drawn to land by hauling lines.
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See also: Breeches Buoy

Related Words

life belt, life buoy, life ring, lifesaver
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