preserver

Primary Meanings of preserver

1.
n
rescue equipment consisting of a buoyant belt or jacket to keep a person from drowning
2.
n
a skilled worker who is employed to restore or refinish buildings or antique furniture
Full Definitions of preserver
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n 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:
float
something that floats on the surface of water
rescue equipment
equipment used to rescue passengers in case of emergency

n 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
guard
a person who keeps watch over something or someone
keeper
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
peacekeeper
someone who keeps peace
tribune
(ancient Rome) an official elected by the plebeians to protect their interests
watchdog
a guardian or defender against theft or illegal practices or waste
Type of:
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
a human being
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n a skilled worker who is employed to restore or refinish buildings or antique furniture

Synonyms:
refinisher, renovator, restorer
Type of:
skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker
a worker who has acquired special skills

n a cook who preserves fruits or meat

Types:
salter
someone who uses salt to preserve meat or fish or other foods
Type of:
cook
someone who cooks food

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