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rip cord

rip cord
A flexible cable attached to a parachute which, when pulled, opens the pack and allows the parachute to deploy.
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"Another time I went for the rip cord but couldn't find it.
Before you have a heart attack pulling on the rip cord of your lawn mower (or snow blower), check the fuel and carburetor.
Hold your spinner in hand and pull the rip cord; the camera will spin around in a full circle, capturing a panoramic picture of where you're standing.
Once anchored over a large underwater summit, marine crews manoeuvred an on-board crane to swing bags of crushed china weighing a tonne each and, with the pull of a rip cord, released the non-toxic china pieces into the water.
8.30 (77m) Dash: Turner, Rip Cord, Wor Kate, Miss Rock, Sugar Ray.
hedge funds that own 75% of the airline could be reaching for the rip cord on British billionaire Richard Branson's foray into the U.S.
With a light wind on his back, he crossed the famous cliffs in just over nine minutes and even completed some loops before spending some four more minutes in the air after pulling the rip cord on his parachute.
A small rip cord is included to make accessing the MicroDuct quick and easy.
Rodney Jones pulls the rip cord on a golden rail switch front board.
The rip cord was next on his mind, but he couldn't find it.