fail-safe fail-safe

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a mechanism capable of returning to a safe state in case there is a failure or malfunction
  2. (adj) guaranteed not to fail
  3. (adj) eliminating danger by compensating automatically for a failure or malfunction

Usage(s):

  1. As whistle-blowers, these three became fail-safe systems that did not fail.
  2. Republican Senator Olympia Snowe, a key swing vote from Maine, has also spoken favorably about a triggered fail-safe.
  3. Coming up with a fail-safe system is not easy.

News

  1. The Medicaid vote that isn't happening: Thomas Suddes

    A majority of Ohio legislators certainly would vote to expand Medicaid given a recent nonpartisan legislative commission finding that there's a fail-safe option allowing Ohio to change its mind later, but that's the very reason Ohio House Speaker William Batchelder is not letting the matter come to a vote, writes Thomas Suddes.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Sun Press

  2. VIDEO: ETX man dies in skydiving accident

    A Zavalla skydiver fell to his death over the weekend when his secondary parachute failed to deploy. For some reason the victim wasn't using a chute with an automatic fail-safe. Promote to Mobile read more
    on June 18, 2013     Source: KETK 56 Tyler

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