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trap door

Or "trapdoor" 1. back door.

2. trap-door function
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back door

A secret way to take control of a computer. Also called "trap doors," back doors are built into software by the original programmer, who can gain access to the computer by entering a code locally or remotely. For example, a back door in an application would enable a person to activate either normal or hidden functions within the software. A back door in an operating system would provide access to all system functions in the computer. See encryption backdoor, Easter Egg and Back Orifice.
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I believe that when they had boarded the basket they were taken up to around 500 feet and the "D" rings on their parachutes were connected to a static line which opened the parachute automatically for them when they departed the basket through a trap door in the bottom.
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Then, when Jim spots a trap door, he bravely opens it, draining the ocean into the hole.
Live streaming video enables wildlife officers to watch hogs enter the trap and release the trap door remotely.
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