from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In a conveyer or elevator, a small safety-pin inserted at some point between the shafting or gearing which operates the conveyer and a sprocket-wheel which controls the belts or chains. Any unusual strain breaks the pin, releases the wheel, and causes the whole system to stop.
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