safety

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Noun[change]

Singular
safety

Plural
safeties

  1. When something is safe or secure
    It is important to learn traffic safety so you do not get hurt while crossing the street
  2. Something that keeps a device from accidentally going off
    It is important that the safety be on the curtain so that it does fall and hurt the actors
  3. In American football, the player on defense who is furthest from the ball at the start of the play.