Entry from US English dictionary
(also safety catch)
A device that prevents a gun from being fired or a machine from being operated accidentally.
- A neat little safety lock on each lever prevents inadvertent release.
- However the Presidio is a perfect twin with the exception of manual operation and no safety lock as is required on the Model 5000.
- Well, as I described that case, a parent left the safe unlocked and didn't have a safety lock, and the kid takes the gun to school.
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Syllabification: safe·ty lock
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