Definitions for safety net

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

safe′ty net`(n.)

  1. a protective net suspended under a person working at a height.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  2. something that provides protection or security.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Princeton's WordNet

  1. safety net(noun)

    a guarantee of professional or financial security

  2. safety net(noun)

    a large strong net to catch circus acrobats who fall or jump from a trapeze

Wiktionary

  1. safety net(Noun)

    A large net placed horizontally beneath performing aerialists such as trapeze artists or tightrope walkers, intended to catch a performer who falls and to protect him or her from harm.

  2. safety net(Noun)

    Anything, such as a governmental program, that provides security against extreme disadvantage or misfortune.

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