Definitions of preserver
  1. noun
    rescue equipment consisting of a buoyant belt or jacket to keep a person from drowning
    synonyms: flotation device, life preserver
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    life belt, life buoy, life ring, lifesaver
    a life preserver in the form of a ring of buoyant material
    cork jacket, life jacket, life vest
    life preserver consisting of a sleeveless jacket of buoyant or inflatable design
    water wings
    a life preserver consisting of a connected pair of inflatable bags that fit under a person's arms and provide buoyancy; used by children learning to swim
    breeches buoy
    a life buoy in the form of a ring with short breeches for support; used to transfer people from a ship
    Mae West, air jacket
    an inflatable life jacket
    type of:
    something that floats on the surface of water
    rescue equipment
    equipment used to rescue passengers in case of emergency
  2. noun
    someone who keeps safe from harm or danger
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    Father Christmas
    the legendary patron saint of children; an imaginary being who is thought to bring presents to children at Christmas
    Saint Christopher
    Christian martyr and patron saint of travellers (3rd century)
    Saint Crispin
    patron saint of shoemakers; he and his brother were martyred for trying to spread Christianity (3rd century)
    Saint David
    patron saint of Wales (circa 520-600)
    Saint George
    Christian martyr; patron saint of England; hero of the legend of Saint George and the Dragon in which he slew a dragon and saved a princess (?-303)
    James Butler Hickock
    frontier marshal whose adventures have become legendary (1837-1876)
    Saint Patrick
    Apostle and patron saint of Ireland; an English missionary to Ireland in the 5th century
    Lavrenti Pavlovich Beria
    Soviet chief of secret police under Joseph Stalin; was executed by his associates in the power struggle following Stalin's death (1899-1953)
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    defender, guardian, protector, shielder
    a person who cares for persons or property
    admonisher, monitor, reminder
    someone who gives a warning so that a mistake can be avoided
    bodyguard, escort
    someone who escorts and protects a prominent person
    champion, fighter, hero, paladin
    someone who fights for a cause
    chaperon, chaperone
    one who accompanies and supervises a young woman or gatherings of young people
    custodian, keeper, steward
    one having charge of buildings or grounds or animals
    fire fighter, fire-eater, firefighter, fireman
    a member of a fire department who tries to extinguish fires
    foster parent, foster-parent
    a person who acts as parent and guardian for a child in place of the child's natural parents but without legally adopting the child
    a person who keeps watch over something or someone
    someone in charge of other people
    law officer, lawman, peace officer
    an officer of the law
    patron saint
    a saint who is considered to be a defender of some group or nation
    someone who keeps peace
    (ancient Rome) an official elected by the plebeians to protect their interests
    a guardian or defender against theft or illegal practices or waste
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    individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
    a human being
  3. noun
    a skilled worker who is employed to restore or refinish buildings or antique furniture
    synonyms: refinisher, renovator, restorer
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    skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker
    a worker who has acquired special skills
  4. noun
    a cook who preserves fruits or meat
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    someone who uses salt to preserve meat or fish or other foods
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    someone who cooks food
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