Found 2 items, similar to safety valve.
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Definition: safety valve
n : a valve in a container in which pressure can build up (as a
steam boiler); it opens automatically when the pressure
reaches a dangerous level [syn: relief valve
, escape valve
, escape cock
English → English
Definition: Safety valve
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.