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 for safety lock
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 safety guided down,
              Return me to my native element.       --Milton.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Freedom from whatever exposes one to danger or from
        liability to cause danger or harm; safeness; hence, the
        quality of making safe or secure, or of giving confidence,
        justifying trust, insuring against harm or loss, etc.
        [1913 Webster]
              Would there were any safety in thy sex,
              That I might put a thousand sorrows off,
              And credit thy repentance!            --Beau. & Fl.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. Preservation from escape; close custody.
        [1913 Webster]
              Imprison him, . . .
              Deliver him to safety; and return.    --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
     4. (Amer. Football) the act or result of a ball-carrier on
        the offensive team being tackled behind his own goal line,
        or the downing of a ball behind the offensive team's own
        goal line when it had been carried or propelled behind
        that goal line by a player on the offensive tream; such a
        play causes a score of two points to be awarded to the
        defensive team; -- it is distinguished from touchback,
        when the ball is downed behind the goal after being
        propelled there or last touched by a player of the
        defending team. See Touchdown. Same as Safety
        touchdown, below.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]
     5. Short for Safety bicycle. [archaic]
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     6. a switch on a firearm that locks the trigger and prevents
        the firearm from being discharged unintentionally; -- also
        called safety catch, safety lock, or lock. [archaic]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  safety lock
      n 1: guard consisting of a locking device that prevents a weapon
           from being fired [syn: safety catch, safety lock]
      2: a bolt that cannot be moved from outside the door or gate
         [syn: safety bolt, safety lock]

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