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Definition: Safety switch
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.]
(Arch.), a discharging arch. See under
, v. t.
, 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.
, a buoy to enable a person to float in water; a
(Mach.), a cage for an elevator or mine lift,
having appliances to prevent it from dropping if the
lifting rope should break.
. (Mining) See under Lamp
, a match which can be ignited only on a
surface specially prepared for the purpose.
, a pin made in the form of a clasp, with a guard
covering its point so that it will not prick the wearer.
. See Fusible plug
, under Fusible
. See Switch
(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
(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.
, 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.
, n. [Cf. OD. swick a scourage, a whip. Cf.
1. A small, flexible twig or rod.
Mauritania, on the fifth medal, leads a horse with
something like a thread; in her other hand she holds
a switch. --Addison.
2. (Railways) A movable part of a rail; or of opposite rails,
for transferring cars from one track to another.
3. A separate mass or trees of hair, or of some substance (at
jute) made to resemble hair, worn on the head by women.
4. (Elec.) A device for shifting an electric current to
another circuit, or for making and breaking a circuit.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
(Railways), a form of switch contrived to
prevent or lessen the danger of derailment of trains.
(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.
(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.
. (Bot.) See under Grass