safety catch

safety catch
safety catches
The safety catch on a gun is a device that stops you firing the gun accidentally.

Eddie slipped the safety catch on his automatic back into place.

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • safety catch — Safety Safe ty, n. [Cf. F. sauvet[ e].] 1. The condition or state of being safe; freedom from danger or hazard; exemption from hurt, injury, or loss. [1913 Webster] Up led by thee, Into the heaven I have presumed, An earthly guest . . . With like …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • safety catch — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms safety catch : singular safety catch plural safety catches 1) the part of a gun that stops you from accidentally firing it 2) the part of a machine or piece of equipment that prevents it from starting, working …   English dictionary

  • safety catch — safety lock, lock to prevent accidental use …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • safety catch — noun A latching device that prevents accidental activation of a dangerous event, an interlock. Colloquially shortened to just a safety …   Wiktionary

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