Meaning of safeguard

safe•guard

Pronunciation: (sāf'gärd"), [key]
— n.
  1. something that serves as a protection or defense or that ensures safety.
  2. a permit for safe passage.
  3. a guard or convoy.
  4. a mechanical device for ensuring safety.
—v.t.
  1. to guard; protect; secure.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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