personal flotation device


personal flotation device
A life vest or other device or article of clothing designed to be used by one person as an aid to remaining safely afloat in water, especially in a emergency situation.

Under the new personal flotation device regulations, boats 16 feet and longer must have one wearable type flotation device on board the boat for each person.

Syn: flotation suit, life belt, life buoy, life jacket, lifesaver, Mae West, PFD

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  • Personal flotation device — A man wearing a life vest, with another life vest hanging at the lower left. A personal flotation device (abbreviated as PFD; also referred to as, lifejacket, life preserver, Mae West, life vest, life saver, cork jacket, buoyancy aid, flotation… …   Wikipedia

  • personal flotation device — a life preserver, life jacket, or other device for keeping a person afloat in the water: esp. in Coast Guard use. Abbr.: PFD [1970 75] * * * personal flotation device, U.S. any device to keep a person afloat in the water; life preserver …   Useful english dictionary

  • personal flotation device — a life preserver, life jacket, or other device for keeping a person afloat in the water: esp. in Coast Guard use. Abbr.: PFD [1970 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • personal flotation device — a life jacket or life vest used to support a person in the water and prevent drowning. Abbreviated as PFD …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • personal flotation device — noun → life jacket. Abbrev.: PFD …   Australian English dictionary

  • PFD — personal flotation device …   Military dictionary

  • PFD — personal flotation device …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • PFD — • Personal Flotation Device • Position Fixing Device • process flow diagram …   Maritime acronyms and abbreviations

  • PFD — ˌpē(ˌ)efˈdē abbreviation or noun ( s) : a personal flotation device * * * See personal flotation device. * * * abbrev Personal flotation device * * * pfd., preferred. PFD (no periods), personal flotation device, such as a life jacket. * * * abbr …   Useful english dictionary

  • pfd — abbreviation preferred * * * See personal flotation device. * * * abbrev Personal flotation device * * * pfd., preferred. PFD (no periods), personal flotation device, such as a life jacket. * * * abbr. personal flotation device, a life jacket or… …   Useful english dictionary