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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A cord pulled to release the pack of a parachute.
  • n. A cord pulled to release gas from a balloon.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A cord to release a parachute from its sack.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a cord that is pulled to open the gasbag of a balloon wide enough to release gas and so causes the balloon to descend
  • n. a cord that is pulled to open a parachute from its pack during a descent

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