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- n. The cord attached from the parachute pack to the plane, used to automatically deploy the parachute.
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- n. 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
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