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safety

safe·ty

safety

 
 
pronunciation:
seIf ti
features:
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part of speech: noun
inflections: safeties
definition 1: the condition of being safe from danger.
antonyms:
danger, jeopardy, risk
similar words:
protection, refuge, security
definition 2: a locking mechanism, as on a gun, to prevent accidental harm or injury.
definition 3: a play in football in which the offensive team is downed behind its own goalline, thus giving two points to the opposing team.
definition 4: (slang) a condom.
similar words:
safe
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  • safety latch:
    a latch that keeps a cabinet or container closed so that you cannot get to dangerous materials.
  • safety shoes:
    strong shoes that keep your feet safe from falling or moving objects.