safety /ˈseɪfti/ noun
plural safeties
plural safeties
Learner's definition of SAFETY
[noncount] : freedom from harm or danger : the state of being safe
often used before another noun
[noncount] : the state of not being dangerous or harmful
[noncount] : a place that is free from harm or danger : a safe place
[count] US : a device that prevents a gun from being fired accidentally
called also safety catch
[count] American football
: a defensive player whose position is far back from the line of scrimmage
: a score of two points for the defensive team when an offensive player who has the ball is tackled behind his own team's goal line