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safety catch

noun
1.
a device used in mechanisms, as for elevators, to prevent falling in the event of mechanical failure.
2.
safety (def 4).
Origin of safety catch
1875-1880
1875-80
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safety catch

noun
1.
a device to prevent the accidental operation of a mechanism, e.g. in a firearm or lift
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