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safe·ty  audio  (sft) KEY 

pl. safe·ties
  1. The condition of being safe; freedom from danger, risk, or injury.
  2. A device designed to prevent accidents, as a lock on a firearm preventing accidental firing.
  3. Football
    1. A play in which a member of the offensive team downs the ball, willingly or unwillingly, behind his own goal line, resulting in two points for the defensive team.
    2. One of two defensive backs; a safetyman.

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