rip cord

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rip′ cord`

1. a cord on a parachute that, when pulled, opens the parachute for descent.
2. a cord fastened in the bag of a passenger balloon or dirigible that, when pulled, will rip or open the bag and let the gas escape, causing the balloon to descend rapidly.
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Tenders are invited for Rip cord assembly for pack chest drg.
As he was plummeting to the earth, he pulled the rip cord, but his chute failed to open.
They added a Tether Stow Strap that safely secures the tether when cocking your bow, a deep zippered pocket specifically designed for your rope cocker and a Range Finder Rip Cord that keeps the rangefinder handy yet out of the way.
Sequential measurement markings on the cable jacket and an integrated rip cord offer easy installation, and termination is compatible with Siemon's Z-MAX 6A shielded outlets, Ruggedised Z-MAX 6A shielded outlets and TERA 7A outlets and plugs.
He was able to pull his rip cord on his parachute at 10,000 feet.
Inflated by activating a compressed gas cylinder via a rip cord, they should be ready to used within moments and should then be cut loose immediately by a knife contained in each one.
The new outer jacket design is durable and tough yet easy to remove when needed, and there's no rip cord to delay installation time.
Twice her rip cord has failed to open and twice she just made it in time, hugely boosting her confidence, even if it felt terrifying at the time, she points out.
Before you have a heart attack pulling on the rip cord of your lawn mower (or snow blower), check the fuel and carburetor.
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.
30 (77m) Dash: Turner, Rip Cord, Wor Kate, Miss Rock, Sugar Ray.