noun, plural safeties.
the state of being safe; freedom from the occurrence or risk of injury, danger, or loss.
the quality of averting or not causing injury, danger, or loss.
a contrivance or device to prevent injury or avert danger.
Also called lock, safety catch, safety lock. a locking or cutoff device that prevents a gun from being fired accidentally.
the action of keeping safe.

an act or play in which a player on the offensive team is tackled in his own end zone or downs the ball there, or in which the ball goes out of bounds on a fumble, having last been in bounds in or over the end zone and having last been in the possession of an offensive player.
Compare touchback.
an award of two points to the opposing team on this play.
Also called safety man. a player on defense who lines up farthest behind the line of scrimmage.

Baseball. a base hit, especially a one-base hit.
Slang. a condom.
Obsolete. close confinement or custody.
noun (pl) -ties
the quality of being safe
freedom from danger or risk of injury
a contrivance or device designed to prevent injury
(American football)

Also called safetyman. either of two players who defend the area furthest back in the field
a play in which the offensive team causes the ball to cross its own goal line and then grounds the ball behind that line, scoring two points for the opposing team Compare touchback

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