Entry from British & World English dictionary
A cord or chain on a train which a passenger may pull in an emergency, causing the train to brake.
- Passengers pulled the emergency cord when the train failed to stop after Ascot, only to be told by the driver that he would report them.
- Angry passengers pulled the emergency cord when their train failed to stop at a station, it has emerged.
- One passenger pulled the emergency cord, stopping the train and opening the doors.
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