a large net rigged between a person, as a trapeze performer, and the ground as protection in a fall.
something that provides a margin of protection or security:
the safety net of federal credit for financial institutions.
a net used in a circus to catch high-wire and trapeze artistes if they fall
any means of protection from hardship or loss, such as insurance
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
- Safety school
noun any college or university to which a student applies in case he/she is rejected from the colleges that he/she hopes to attend Examples One cannot overemphasize the importance of applying to “safety” schools.
noun 1. squeeze play (def 1b).