igniter cord

igniter cord

[ig′nīd·ər ‚kōrd]
(engineering)
A cord which passes an intense flame along its length at a uniform rate to light safety fuses in succession.
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Other items included push-button switches, igniter cord, battery connectors and cables - all of which can be used to make bombs.
remembered a similar experience: A pyrotechnician doing a show in the Tacoma area decided he wanted to witness the action he was orchestrating, so he rigged everything to an igniter cord so he could stand back and watch.
In the latter application, a safety fuse is used as the downline and igniter cord as the trunkline.