Safety belt
Safety chain Safety chain (a) (Railroads) A normally slack chain for preventing excessive movement between a truck and a car body in sluing. (b) An auxiliary watch chain, secured to the clothes, usually out of sight, to prevent stealing of the watch. (c) A chain of sheet metal links with an elongated hole through each broad end, made up by doubling the first link on itself, slipping the next link through and doubling, and so on. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Safety arch} (Arch.), a discharging arch. See under {Discharge}, v. t.

{Safety belt}, a belt made of some buoyant material, or which is capable of being inflated, so as to enable a person to float in water; a life preserver.

{Safety buoy}, a buoy to enable a person to float in water; a safety belt.

{Safety cage} (Mach.), a cage for an elevator or mine lift, having appliances to prevent it from dropping if the lifting rope should break.

{Safety lamp}. (Mining) See under {Lamp}.

{Safety match}, a match which can be ignited only on a surface specially prepared for the purpose.

{Safety pin}, a pin made in the form of a clasp, with a guard covering its point so that it will not prick the wearer.

{Safety plug}. See {Fusible plug}, under {Fusible}.

{Safety switch}. See {Switch}.

{Safety touchdown} (Football), the act or result of a player's touching to the ground behind his own goal line a ball which received its last impulse from a man on his own side; -- distinguished from touchback. See {Touchdown}. Same as {safety}

{Safety tube} (Chem.), a tube to prevent explosion, or to control delivery of gases by an automatic valvular connection with the outer air; especially, a bent funnel tube with bulbs for adding those reagents which produce unpleasant fumes or violent effervescence.

{Safety valve}, a valve which is held shut by a spring or weight and opens automatically to permit the escape of steam, or confined gas, water, etc., from a boiler, or other vessel, when the pressure becomes too great for safety; also, sometimes, a similar valve opening inward to admit air to a vessel in which the pressure is less than that of the atmosphere, to prevent collapse. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • safety belt — safety belts also safety belt N COUNT A safety belt is a strap attached to a seat in a car or aeroplane. You fasten it round your body and it stops you being thrown forward if there is an accident. Syn: seat belt …   English dictionary

  • safety belt — n. 1. a belt attaching a telephone lineman, window washer, etc. to a telephone pole, window sill, etc. to prevent falling 2. a restraining belt, as in an airplane or motor vehicle: see SEAT BELT, SHOULDER HARNESS …   English World dictionary

  • safety belt — safety ,belt noun count 1. ) a SEAT BELT 2. ) a strong belt or rope used for preventing people from falling when they are working in a high place …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • safety belt — n a ↑seat belt …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • safety belt — ► NOUN ▪ a belt or strap securing a person to their seat in a vehicle or aircraft …   English terms dictionary

  • safety belt — noun belt attaching you to some object as a restraint in order to prevent you from getting hurt • Syn: ↑life belt, ↑safety harness • Hypernyms: ↑belt, ↑restraint, ↑constraint • Hyponyms: ↑seat b …   Useful english dictionary

  • safety belt — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms safety belt : singular safety belt plural safety belts 1) a seat belt 2) a strong belt or rope used for preventing people from falling when they are working in a high place …   English dictionary

  • safety belt — 1. See seat belt. 2. a belt or strap worn as a safety precaution by a person working at a great height: The safety belt worn by a window washer is usually secured to each side of the window frame. 3. See life belt. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • safety-belt — see safety belt …   English dictionary

  • safety belt — saugos diržas statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Juostos, kurias saugos tikslais juosiasi alpinistas ant krūtinės, liemens, kojų. Saugos diržai rišami su saugos virve mazgu. atitikmenys: angl. harness; safety belt vok.… …   Sporto terminų žodynas

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