Definition of safety catch in English:

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safety catch

noun

chiefly British
A device that prevents a gun being fired or a machine being operated accidentally.
Example sentences
  • ‘I want to kill the foreigners in Kunduz, then go to school and become an engineer,’ says Ramazani smiling, as he constantly fiddles with the safety catch of his assault rifle.
  • And then it was decided to pin the safety catch into the ‘fire’ position, presumably on the theory that the cops would be too stupid to manipulate it correctly.
  • This independent testing ensured that the new holster variant did not, for example, shift the safety catch to fire or depress the magazine release catch when a pistol was inserted or removed.

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