safety cage


Definition of safety cage

: a cage for an elevator or mine lift that has appliances to check the fall if the rope breaks

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First Known Use of safety cage

1867, in the meaning defined above

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“Safety cage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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