noun, plural safe·ties.
- an act or play in which a player on the offensive team is tackled in his own end zone or downs the ball there, or in which the ball goes out of bounds on a fumble, having last been in bounds in or over the end zone and having last been in the possession of an offensive player.Compare touchback.
- an award of two points to the opposing team on this play.
- Also called safety man. a player on defense who lines up farthest behind the line of scrimmage.
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Example sentences from the Web for safety
The unidentified employee asked whether the rating of the system’s risks should be raised, which may have prompted a more thorough safety review.Boeing crashes were the “horrific culmination” of multiple mistakes, House report says|kdunn6|September 16, 2020|Fortune
While the active pharmaceutical ingredient remains the same, excipients may be different, and even seemingly slight differences can significantly impact patient safety.The ‘inactive' ingredients in your pills could harm you|By Yelena Ionova/The Conversation|September 15, 2020|Popular Science
Customers are given about 48 hours’ notice, at the most, that their power will be cut — known as a public safety power shutoff.Environment Report: State Throws Cold Water on Pricing Scheme|MacKenzie Elmer|September 14, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Milton claimed the parts had been taken out of the truck for safety reasons.Nikola stock craters after chairman fails to rebut fraud allegations|Timothy B. Lee|September 11, 2020|Ars Technica
He said this was especially true for vaccines, which are tested on healthy people, and therefore have a higher safety threshold for adverse side effects than medicines that are designed to treat people who are already ill.COVID-19 vaccine still on track for later this year despite trial pause, AstraZeneca CEO says|Jeremy Kahn|September 10, 2020|Fortune
Not for the benefit of the harasser, of course, but for your own safety.Cover-Ups and Concern Trolls: Actually, It's About Ethics in Suicide Journalism|Arthur Chu|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
There was virtually no government oversight of safety and operational standards.
Helicopters lifted pregnant women and children to safety first.‘We’re Going to Die’: Survivors Recount Greek Ferry Fire Horror|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Before the Maidan revolution, Russian political refugees living in Kiev were worried about their safety.
In the safety of the light of day, we positively revel in our facts.
It was the only method of safety, and I am glad we have it at last.
Nevertheless it was so deceptive that when the Nell came in sight she was not close enough to the left shore for safety.A Canyon Voyage|Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
Only in forbidding tenement-house manufacture absolutely can there be any safety for either consumer or producer.Prisoners of Poverty|Helen Campbell
Luckily nothing more happened, and they were able to reach the opposite shore in safety.The Boy Scouts on Belgian Battlefields|Lieut. Howard Payson
She was almost exhilarated by the feeling of safety which enveloped her like comforting warmth.A Bed of Roses|W. L. George
British Dictionary definitions for safety
noun plural -ties
- Also called: safetyman either of two players who defend the area furthest back in the field
- a play in which the offensive team causes the ball to cross its own goal line and then grounds the ball behind that line, scoring two points for the opposing teamCompare touchback