[syn: life preserver, preserver, flotation device]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Preserver \Pre*serv"er\, n.
1. One who, or that which, preserves, saves, or defends, from
destruction, injury, or decay; esp., one who saves the
life or character of another. --Shak.
2. One who makes preserves of fruit.
Game preserver. See under Game.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a skilled worker who is employed to restore or refinish
buildings or antique furniture [syn: refinisher,
renovator, restorer, preserver]
2: a cook who preserves fruits or meat
3: someone who keeps safe from harm or danger
4: rescue equipment consisting of a buoyant belt or jacket to
keep a person from drowning [syn: life preserver,
preserver, flotation device]