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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


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