static line


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static line

n
(Aeronautics) a line attaching the pack of a parachute to an aircraft, so that the parachute is opened when it has fallen clear of the aircraft

stat′ic line`



n.
a line attached to a parachute pack and to an aircraft that opens the parachute automatically once it is outside the aircraft.
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Noun1.static line - a cord used instead of a ripcord to open a parachute; the cord is attached at one end to the aircraft and temporarily attached to the pack of a parachute at the other; it opens the parachute after the jumper is clear of the plane
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
sangle d'ouverture automatique
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A static line connected the parachute pack on my back to the plane.
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