safety stop


: any of various devices to stop an undesirable motion or action: such as
: an attachment for an elevator to prevent accidental falling
: a device that closes a supply valve and stops an engine in case of accident to the governor belt
: a contrivance to prevent a pulley tackle from overhauling
: a device in a lathe to prevent a carriage from colliding with the headstock
: a system for stopping trains automatically if they try to pass a stop signal
: a stop motion for textile machinery

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“Safety stop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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