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disengage

[‚dis·ən′gāj]
(engineering)
To break the contact between two objects.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The aircraft-handling signal described in the Aircraft Signals NATOPS Manual (NAVAIR 00-80T113) to engage NWS and direct a left or right turn can easily be misinterpreted with the handling signal to disengage NWS.
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Smaller than many other disconnect buckles, it is light, inconspicuous, and easy to disengage with one hand.
My husband and I really enjoyed cruising because it allowed us to disengage from the airline side of the business.