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 state of being `safe` (from French sauf), the condition of being protected against physical, social, spiritual, financial, political, emotional, occupational, psychological, educational or other types or consequences of failure, damage, error, accidents, harm or any other event which could be considered non-desirable. Safety can al.....
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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

(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

(General) Defensive positioning of the balls so as to minimize the opponent's chances to score
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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

• (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

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

[American and Canadian football position] Safety (S) is a position in American and Canadian football, played by a member of the defense. The safeties are defensive backs who line up from ten to fifteen yards behind the line of scrimmage. There are two variations of the position in a typical American formation, the free safety (FS) and the s...
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Safety

[distributed computing] In distributed computing, safety properties informally require that `something bad will never happen` in a distributed system or distributed algorithm. Unlike liveness properties, safety properties can be violated by a finite execution of a distributed system. In a database system, a promise to never return data with...
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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

[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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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

A defensive position on scrimmages, also called free safety. Typical formations include a single safety, whose main duty is to cover wide receivers. See also defensive back.
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Safety

A device, incorporated into the design of most firearms actions that, when engaged, should prevent the discharge of the firearm. Some safeties are more positive than others. A safety device is not a perfect substitute for the general principles of responsible gun handling. Never point a gun in a direction you do not intend to shoot.
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Safety

A player position on defense
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safety

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

A score worth two points. Safeties occur when a defensive player tackles an offensive player in his own end zone. Safeties are also awarded when a ball is snapped out of the end zone, or if a player runs out of his own end zone, whether deliberately or not. The term safety also refers to the player who plays this position, a defensive player in the...
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Safety

Absence of an imminent or immediate threat of moderate-to-serious harm to the child.
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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

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

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

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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