• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Safety-plug a plug of soft metal in an opening in a steam-boiler, so as to melt when the temperature rises to its fusing-point, and allow of an escape of steam
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. sauf—L. salvus; prob. allied to solus.


In literature:

The hole plugged up again, and the boat's cargo reloaded, they made the remainder of the journey in safety.
"The Boys' Life of Abraham Lincoln" by Helen Nicolay
He succeeded in bailing out the water and plugging up the hole, and crossed the river in safety.
"Daniel Boone" by John S. C. Abbott
The safety-valve and filling plug are both shown in Fig.
"Boys' Book of Model Boats" by Raymond Francis Yates

In news:

New 5-In-1 Automatic Safety Exhaust Coupler remains connected to the plug until downstream air is completely bled off.
Safety Bumps replace traditional cam and groove caps and plugs, providing a comfortable handle for the driver's hand and a that extends beyond the hose fittings and ears, preventing them from being damaged.
This plug and play device puts all of the convenience and safety.
An Air Safety Plug prevents hose whip by bleeding off pressure.
If you are going to help clear tree and wood debris, you should wear at least: gloves, hard hat, ear plugs and goggles or safety glasses.
The state's Highway Safety Director, Julie Jones, pulled the plug at a meeting on Tuesday.
The Coast Guard and BP blame the failed containment dome that BP discarded near the site BP said it plugged the leak but wants to leave the dome on the bottom, claiming that removing it presents environmental and safety risks.
A single senator plugs up pipeline safety bill.
Holiday Red-Ribbon Campaign Plugs Ohio Road Safety.