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pull cord Syllabification: pull cord

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of pull cord in English:


A cord that operates a mechanism when pulled.
Example sentences
  • At all other times the warden would be replaced by a remote agency at the end of an emergency pull cord.
  • Operated by means of a pull cord with spring return, the drilling action was continued between pulls by the energy imparted to the fly wheel.
  • The judge decided the bike was not actually a normal motor vehicle, as it was impossible to insure, had no lights, horn, or gears and was started by a pull cord.
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