safety

  1. the state of being safe
  2. a safe place
  3. a device designed to prevent injury
  4. the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safely
  5. contraceptive device consisting of a thin rubber or latex sheath worn over the penis during intercourse
  6. a score in American football; a player is tackled behind his own goal line
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Safety

Safety is the practical certainty that injury will not result from exposure to a hazard under defined conditions: in other words, the high probability that injury will not result. See practical certainty.

Safety

The expectation that a system does not, under defined conditions lead to a state in which human life is endangered. (Scope of safety can be expanded for specific program in the 'System Safety Program Plan'.

Safety

[firearms] In firearms, a safety or safety catch is a mechanism used to help prevent the accidental discharge of a firearm, helping to ensure safer handling. Safeties can generally be divided into subtypes such as internal safeties (which typically do not receive input from the user) and external safeties (which typically allow the user to ...
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safety

[n] - the state of being safe 2. [n] - a safe place 3. [n] - a score in American football
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Safety

The minimisation of contact between a person and hazard, predominantly concerned with the prevention of physical harm to an individual.
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Safety

Switch that determines if weapons can be fired. The safety usually disengages the trigger mechanism when active, or physically prevents the hammer from falling. Weapons should always have the safety on when you are not actively engaging the enemy.
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Safety

Also known as a Penalty 6, a safety is awarded when a defending player hits the ball over his own backline, the shot is taken 60 yards out from the backline, opposite the point at which the ball went over. It is equivalent to a corner in soccer and no defender can be nearer than 30 yards from the ball when it is played.
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Safety

Consideration to the potential for a window or door to be injurious to the person using it
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safety

Reciprocal of risk: practical certainty that injury will not result from a hazard under defined conditions. Note 1. Safety of a
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SAFETY

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Safety

Safe'ty noun [ Confer French 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 nativ...
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safety

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.' (Milton) ... 2. Freedom from whatever exposes one to danger or from libility to cause danger or harm; sa...
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safety

refuge noun a safe place; `He ran to safety`
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Safety

• (n.) A safety touchdown. • (n.) Short for Safety bicycle. • (n.) 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. • (n.) Preservation from escape; close cus...
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safety

(from the article `football, gridiron`) The original defenses had simply mirrored the positions of the offense. In the 1930s a 6-2-2-1 alignment became dominant (6 linemen, 2 linebackers, 2 ...
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safety

(from the article `football, gridiron`) ...The defense can score by returning a fumbled football or an interception across the other team`s goal line for a touchdown, by tackling the ball ...
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safety

those activities that seek either to minimize or to eliminate hazardous conditions that can cause bodily injury. Safety precautions fall under two ... [12 related articles]
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safety

safety 1. Protection from, or not being exposed to, the risk of harm or injury a safety device. 2. The inability to cause or to result in harm, injury, or damage. 3. A place or situation where harm, damage, or loss is unlikely. 4. The fact of being or remaining unharmed, uninjured, or undamaged.
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Safety

Safety is Black-American slang for ones bed.
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Safety

Device on the car or counterweight that will stop the car or counterweight and keep the elevator from falling in case of overspeed, free-fall, or rope stretch.
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safety

when a ball carrier is tackled in his own end zone after bringing the ball there under his own power; the defense earns 2 points and receives a free kick from the offense`s own 20-yard line.
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safety

The capability of the software product to achieve acceptable levels of risk of harm to people, business, software, property or the environment in a specified context of use. [ISO 9126]...
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safety

a player position on defense -- see free safety and strong safety.
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Safety

[gridiron football score] In gridiron football, the safety (American football) or safety touch (Canadian football) is a scoring play which results in two points being awarded to the scoring team. Safeties can be scored in a number of ways, such as when a ballcarrier is tackled in his own end zone or when a foul is committed by the offense i...
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