Fail safe

Fail safe,

Definition of Fail safe:

  1. A system or plan that comes into operation in the event of something going wrong or that is there to prevent such an occurrence.

  2. Machine, equipment, or computer system that rarely fails because its critical and most used components have backup components which are automatically activated if the primary components fail. Since there are no 100 percent fail safe systems, the preferred term is fault tolerant.

  3. Causing a piece of machinery or other mechanism to revert to a safe condition in the event of a breakdown or malfunction.

Synonyms of Fail safe

Dependable, Safe, Fail-safe, Tried and tested, Well built, Well engineered, Good

How to use Fail safe in a sentence?

  1. A forklift with a fail-safe device.
  2. The secondary safety system is indeed a fail-safe.

Meaning of Fail safe & Fail safe Definition