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rip·cord

 (rĭp′kôrd′)
n.
1. A cord pulled to release the pack of a parachute.
2. A cord pulled to release gas from a balloon.

ripcord

(ˈrɪpˌkɔːd)
n
1. (Aeronautics) a cord that when pulled opens a parachute from its pack
2. (Aeronautics) a cord on the gas bag of a balloon that when pulled opens a panel, enabling gas to escape and the balloon to descend
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ripcord - a cord that is pulled to open the gasbag of a balloon wide enough to release gas and so causes the balloon to descend
balloon - large tough nonrigid bag filled with gas or heated air
cord - a line made of twisted fibers or threads; "the bundle was tied with a cord"
2.ripcord - a cord that is pulled to open a parachute from its pack during a descent
cord - a line made of twisted fibers or threads; "the bundle was tied with a cord"
chute, parachute - rescue equipment consisting of a device that fills with air and retards your fall
Translations

ripcord

[ˈrɪpkɔːd] N (Aer) → cuerda f de apertura

ripcord

[ˈrɪpkɔːrd] npoignée f d'ouverture

ripcord

nReißleine f

ripcord

[ˈrɪpˌkɔːd] n (Aer) → cavo di spiegamento
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