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rip′ cord`


n.
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.
[1905–10]
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