Safety arch(Arch.), a discharging arch. See under Discharge, v. t.Safety belt, a belt made of some buoyant material, or which is capable of being inflated, so as to enable a person to float in water; a life preserver.Safety buoy, a buoy to enable a person to float in water; a safety belt.Safety cage(Mach.), a cage for an elevator or mine lift, having appliances to prevent it from dropping if the lifting rope should break.Safety lamp. (Mining) See under Lamp.Safety match, a match which can be ignited only on a surface specially prepared for the purpose.Safety pin, a pin made in the form of a clasp, with a guard covering its point so that it will not prick the wearer.Safety plug. See Fusible plug, under Fusible.Safety switch. See Switch.Safety touchdown(Football), the act or result of a player's touching to the ground behind his own goal line a ball which received its last impulse from a man on his own side; — distinguished from touchback. See Touchdown.Safety tube(Chem.), 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, a valve which is held shut by a

Safeguard to Sagoin

(Safe"guard`) n. [Safe = guard: cf. F. sauvegarde.]

1. One who, or that which, defends or protects; defense; protection. Shak.

Thy sword, the safeguard of thy brother's throne.

2. A convoy or guard to protect a traveler or property.

3. A pass; a passport; a safe-conduct. Shak.

(Safe"guard`), v. t. To guard; to protect. Shak.

(Safe"-keep"ing) n. [Safe + keep.] The act of keeping or preserving in safety from injury or from escape; care; custody.

(Safe"ly), adv. In a safe manner; danger, injury, loss, or evil consequences.

(Safe"ness), n. The quality or state of being safe; freedom from hazard, danger, harm, or loss; safety; security; as the safeness of an experiment, of a journey, or of a possession.

(Safe"-pledge") n. (Law) A surety for the appearance of a person at a given time. Bracton.

(Safe"ty) n. [Cf. F. sauveté.]

1. The condition or state of being safe; freedom from danger or hazard; exemption from hurt, injury, or loss.

Up led by thee,
Into the heaven I have presumed,
An earthly guest . . . With like safety guided down,
Return me to my native element.

2. Freedom from whatever exposes one to danger or from liability to cause danger or harm; safeness; hence, the quality of making safe or secure, or of giving confidence, justifying trust, insuring against harm or loss, etc.

Would there were any safety in thy sex,
That I might put a thousand sorrows off,
And credit thy repentance!
Beau. & Fl.

3. Preservation from escape; close custody.

Imprison him, . . .
Deliver him to safety; and return.

4. (Football) Same as Safety touchdown, below.

  By PanEris using Melati.

Previous chapter Back Home Email this Search Discuss Bookmark Next chapter/page
Copyright: All texts on Bibliomania are © Ltd, and may not be reproduced in any form without our written permission.
See our FAQ for more details.