safety first

Definition of safety first

used to say that the most important thing is to be safe

Word by Word Definitions

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

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

  3. : 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

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

  2. : earliest

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

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

  2. : in the first place

  3. : for the first time

  1. : one that is number one in a series — see Table of Numbers

  2. : something that is first: such as

  3. : the first occurrence or item of a kind


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