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static line

[′stad·ik ‚līn]
(aerospace engineering)
A line attached to a parachute pack and to a strop or anchor cable in an aircraft so that when the load is dropped the parachute is deployed automatically.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

static line

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A line with one end fixed to the aircraft and the other attached to the release pins of a parachute, so that the parachute opens automatically immediately after the parachutist has jumped. See also static cable.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved
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