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safety lock

  1. a lock designed to prevent picking.
  2. safety(def 4).
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Origin of safety lock

First recorded in 1875–80
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for safety lock

Historical Examples of safety lock

  • When the firing is stopped be sure to turn on the safety-lock.

    Manual of Military Training

    James A. Moss

  • It had to be slid sideways for a quarter of an inch, a safety-lock feature.

    The Blue Ghost Mystery

    Harold Leland Goodwin

  • The bore is made of any rifle calibre for any small-arm ammunition, and is fitted with a safety-lock.

  • Some one, a woman I believe, has correctly defined it as "the safety-lock upon the property of the people."

  • To bribe the guard was foolhardy because the guard did not know the combination of the safety-lock.

    The Unpublishable Memoirs

    A. S. W. Rosenbach