safety first

Definition of safety first

  1. —used to say that the most important thing is to be safe

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the condition of being safe from undergoing or causing hurt, injury, or loss

    :  a device (as on a weapon or a machine) designed to prevent inadvertent or hazardous operation

    :  a situation in football in which a member of the offensive team is tackled behind its own goal line that counts two points for the defensive team — compare touchback

  1. :  to protect against failure, breakage, or accident

  1. :  preceding all others in time, order, or importance: such as

    :  earliest

    :  being the lowest forward gear or speed of a motor vehicle

  1. :  before another in time, space, or importance

    :  for the first time

    :  in preference to something else :  sooner

  1. :  something that is first: such as

    :  the first occurrence or item of a kind

    :  the first forward gear or speed of a motor vehicle

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