Definition of Fail-safe
a design feature that is devised so that if one part of a machine, plan, etc. fails, the whole thing doesn’t fail
Examples of Fail-safe in a sentence
1. The school put a two-part, fail-safe plan in place so that no students would get left behind in the case of a fire. 🔉
2. A fail-safe system was added to the driverless smart car to stop it from hitting a person in case of a malfunction. 🔉
3. Because the machine tends to break down a lot, a fail-safe piece was added to keep the rest of the system going. 🔉
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