Associations to the word «Safety»
SAFETY, noun. The condition or feeling of being safe; security; certainty.
SAFETY, noun. (mechanics) A mechanism on a weapon or dangerous equipment designed to prevent accidental firing.
SAFETY, noun. (American football) An instance of a player being sacked or tackled in the end zone, or steps out of the end zone and off the field, resulting in two points for the opposite team.
SAFETY, noun. (American football) Any of the defensive players who are in position furthest from the line of scrimmage and whose responsibility is to defend against passes as well as to be the tacklers of last resort.
SAFETY, noun. Preservation from escape; close custody.
SAFETY, noun. (dated) A safety bicycle.
SAFETY, verb. (transitive) To secure (a mechanical component, as in aviation) to keep it from becoming detached even under vibration.
SAFETY BELT, noun. A belt or strap that attaches a person to an immovable object for safety.
SAFETY BELTS, noun. Plural of safety belt
SAFETY BICYCLE, noun. (dated) A style of bicycle that superseded the penny-farthing or ordinary and is now the most common type of bicycle.
SAFETY BICYCLES, noun. Plural of safety bicycle
SAFETY CAGE, noun. A cage for an elevator or mine lift, having appliances to prevent it from dropping in the event that the lifting rope breaks.
SAFETY CALL, noun. (dating) A prescheduled phone call to another person who knows where one is and who one was going out with. A missed check-in (or using a pre-arranged code phrase for danger) signals one's contact person to call for help.
SAFETY CALL, noun. (billiards) A type of called shot where a shooting player does not have to continue their turn after pocketing one or more of their balls.
SAFETY CAR, noun. (motor racing) A vehicle employed to lead the competitors in an auto race for the duration of a few laps, with the intention of restricting their speed while a hazard exists on the circuit.
SAFETY CATCH, noun. A latching device that prevents accidental activation of a dangerous event, an interlock. Colloquially shortened to just a safety.
SAFETY CATCHES, noun. Plural of safety catch
SAFETY CHAIN, noun. (railways) A normally slack chain for preventing excessive movement between a truck and a car body in sluing.
SAFETY CHAIN, noun. An auxiliary watchchain, secured to the clothes, usually out of sight, to prevent stealing of the watch.
SAFETY CHAIN, noun. A chain of sheet metal links with an elongated hole through each broad end, made by doubling the first link on itself, slipping the next link through and doubling, and so on.
SAFETY CHAINS, noun. Plural of safety chain
SAFETY COFFIN, noun. Any coffin specially designed for the occupant to leave it in case of premature burial, such as by warning other people to help him.
SAFETY COFFINS, noun. Plural of safety coffin
SAFETY FACTOR, noun. (engineering) The ratio of the maximum stress or load which something can withstand to the stress or load which it was designed to withstand under normal operation.
SAFETY FACTORS, noun. Plural of safety factor
SAFETY GLASS, noun. A laminate of two or more sheets of glass with a sheet of plastic between each sheet
SAFETY GLASS, noun. Glass that has been tempered to break into rounded grains rather than sharp shards
SAFETY GLASS, noun. Glass reinforced with wire netting
SAFETY GLASS, noun. Glazing units constructed of a combination of the above
SAFETY HELMET, noun. Any helmet designed to protect the head from accidental injury, such as a bicycle helmet or construction helmet.
SAFETY HELMETS, noun. Plural of safety helmet
SAFETY IN NUMBERS, noun. The purported decrease in likelihood of being the victim of an attack, accident, or other bad event, as a result of being surrounded by people.
SAFETY ISLAND, noun. An area of roadway from which traffic is excluded so as to provide safety for pedestrians; a traffic island
SAFETY ISLANDS, noun. Plural of safety island
SAFETY LAMP, noun. A miner's lamp designed to avoid explosion by enclosing the flame in fine wire gauze.
SAFETY LAMPS, noun. Plural of safety lamp
SAFETY MATCH, noun. A match designed so it can only be ignited on a special friction surface.
SAFETY MATCHES, noun. Plural of safety match
SAFETY NET, noun. A large net placed horizontally beneath performing aerialists such as trapeze artists or tightrope walkers, intended to catch a performer who falls and to protect him or her from harm.
SAFETY NET, noun. (figuratively) (by extension) Anything, such as a governmental program, that provides security against extreme disadvantage or misfortune.
SAFETY NETS, noun. Plural of safety net
SAFETY PIN, noun. A pin, in the form of a clasp, that has a guard to cover the sharp point; used to join two pieces of fabric etc together temporarily
SAFETY PIN, noun. The pin of a hand grenade that prevents accidental detonation
SAFETY PINS, noun. Plural of safety pin
SAFETY RAZOR, noun. A razor, designed for safety, that protects the skin from all but the very edge of the blade (as opposed to a straight razor).
SAFETY RAZORS, noun. Plural of safety razor
SAFETY REFLECTOR, noun. A reflector intended for pedestrians, runners, motorized and non-motorized vehicles. It aids visibility of a person or vehicle visible to on the road, as it reflects light from headlights of vehicles
SAFETY SCHOOL, noun. (US) (colloquial) The least-desired among colleges and universities one applies to for admission, chosen as a contingency in case one is rejected from all others.
SAFETY SCHOOLS, noun. Plural of safety school
SAFETY STOCK, noun. (management) (operations) Additional inventory planned to buffer against the variability in supply and demand plans, that could otherwise result in inventory shortages.
SAFETY STOCKS, noun. Plural of safety stock
SAFETY THONGS, noun. (AU) (informal) A comical name for inappropriate or unsafe footwear in an industrial workplace.
SAFETY TUBE, noun. (chemistry) A tube to prevent explosion, or to control delivery of gases by an automatic valvular connection with the outer air; especially, a bent funnel tube with bulbs for adding those reagents which produce unpleasant fumes or violent effervescence.
SAFETY VALVE, noun. A relief valve set to open at a pressure below that at which a container (such as a boiler) would burst
SAFETY VALVES, noun. Plural of safety-valve
SAFETY, noun. The state of being certain that adverse effects will not be caused by some agent under defined conditions; "insure the safety of the children"; "the reciprocal of safety is risk".
SAFETY, noun. A safe place; "He ran to safety".
SAFETY, noun. A device designed to prevent injury or accidents.
SAFETY, noun. (baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safely.
SAFETY, noun. Contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse.
SAFETY, noun. A score in American football; a player is tackled behind his own goal line.
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