firing lanyard

firing lanyard

[′fīr·iŋ ‚lan·yərd]
(ordnance)
A cord or cable of specific length, usually with a hook on one end and a handle on the opposite end, designed to be attached to a component of the firing mechanism of a gun, rocket launcher, or the like, and used to fire the weapon.
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At midday we will know whether or not Captain Darling has pulled the firing lanyard.