Definition of lifeline:
Synonyms for lifeline:
anchor, clip, trouper, crutch, aid, cable, right-hand man, confidant, line of life, life line, safety belt, holder, chain, twine, rope, a man/woman of his/her word, mainstay, a tower of strength, cord, string, rubber band, salvation, line, straight shooter.
- "The Girl at Cobhurst", Frank Richard Stockton.
Her neighbour, a little later, does better than this: while the huntress is prowling about in the neighbourhood of the funnel, she suddenly leaps out of the tube, with the lifeline which will save her from falling, should she miss her footing, attached to her spinnerets; she rushes forward and hurls herself in front of the Pompilus, at a distance of some eight inches from her burrow.- "More Hunting Wasps", J. Henri Fabre.
A cloud of hair came falling about the slim shoulders as the speaker bent to pass this strange lifeline to Smith; and I think it was my wonder at knowing her for the girl whom that day I had surprised in Cadby's rooms which saved my life.- "The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu", Sax Rohmer.