dead man's handle
dead man's pedal
a safety switch on a piece of machinery, such as a train, that allows operation only while depressed by the operator
How Does The English Language Handle Gender Identity?Transgender issues are nothing new, but many of the words surrounding how we talk about gender identity are relatively young ... at least by dictionary standards.
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