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(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.Granville.
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
Up led by thee,Milton.
Into the heaven I have presumed,
An earthly guest . . . With like safety guided down,
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
Would there were any safety in thy sex,Beau. & Fl.
That I might put a thousand sorrows off,
And credit thy repentance!
3. Preservation from escape; close custody.
Imprison him, . . .Shak.
Deliver him to safety; and return.
4. (Football) Same as Safety touchdown, below.
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