- The condition of being safe; freedom from danger, risk, or injury. (noun)
- A device designed to prevent accidents, as a lock on a firearm preventing accidental firing. (noun)
- Football A play in which a member of the offensive team downs the ball, willingly or unwillingly, behind his own goal line, resulting in two points for the defensive team. (noun)
- Football One of two defensive backs; a safetyman. (noun)
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