deadman's handle

noun

Definition of deadman's handle

: a handle on a machine having a small button on it which must be kept pressed down by the hand to continue contact so that if the operator is incapacitated contact is broken and the machine stops

called also dead handle

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“Deadman's handle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deadman%27s%20handle. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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