Entry from US English dictionary
A cord that operates a mechanism when pulled.
- 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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Syllabification: pull cord
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