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 for Safety switch
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Safety chain \Safety chain\
     (a) (Railroads) A normally slack chain for preventing
         excessive movement between a truck and a car body in
     (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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Switch \Switch\, n. [Cf. OD. swick a scourage, a whip. Cf.
     Swink, Swing.]
     1. A small, flexible twig or rod.
        [1913 Webster]
              Mauritania, on the fifth medal, leads a horse with
              something like a thread; in her other hand she holds
              a switch.                             --Addison.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Railways) A movable part of a rail; or of opposite rails,
        for transferring cars from one track to another.
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     3. A separate mass or trees of hair, or of some substance (at
        jute) made to resemble hair, worn on the head by women.
        [1913 Webster]
     4. (Elec.) A device for shifting an electric current to
        another circuit, or for making and breaking a circuit.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     Safety switch (Railways), a form of switch contrived to
        prevent or lessen the danger of derailment of trains.
     Switch back (Railways), an arrangement of tracks whereby
        elevations otherwise insurmountable are passed. The track
        ascends by a series of zigzags, the engine running
        alternately forward and back, until the summit is reached.
     Switch board (Elec.), a collection of switches in one piece
        of apparatus, so arranged that a number of circuits may be
        connected or combined in any desired manner.
     Switch grass. (Bot.) See under Grass.
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