safety catch

noun

Definition of safety catch

: a device in an elevator or hoisting appliance to ensure safety from falling in case the mechanism fails to operate properly

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First Known Use of safety catch

1952, in the meaning defined above

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“Safety catch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/safety%20catch. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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