Definition of ripcord in English:


Line breaks: rip|cord
Pronunciation: /ˈrɪpkɔːd


  • A cord that is pulled to open a parachute.
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    • I remembered Mike's words and pulled the ripcord that opened the parachute.
    • The pilot failed to pull the ripcord on his parachute.
    • The pioneers had already developed equipment and training, including use of a ‘static line’ instead of a ripcord for parachute opening.

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