safety (def 6c).
noun 1. a match designed to ignite only when rubbed on a specially prepared surface. safety match noun 1. a match that will light only when struck against a specially prepared surface
noun 1. a large net rigged between a person, as a trapeze performer, and the ground as protection in a fall. 2. something that provides a margin of protection or security: the safety net of federal credit for financial institutions. noun 1. a net used in a circus to catch high-wire and trapeze artistes if […]
verb (used with object), safety-pinned, safety-pinning. 1. to secure or affix with a safety pin: to safety-pin a child’s mittens to his coat sleeve. noun 1. a pin bent back on itself to form a spring, with a guard to cover the point. noun 1. a spring wire clasp with a covering catch, made so […]
noun 1. a razor with a guard to prevent the blade from cutting the skin. safety razor noun 1. a razor with a guard or guards fitted close to the cutting edge or edges so that deep cuts are prevented and the risk of accidental cuts reduced