static line

static line
stat′ic line`
n.
mil a line attached to a parachute pack and to an aircraft that opens the parachute automatically once it is outside the aircraft

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Static line — A static line is a fixed cord attached to a large, stable object. It is used for safety in construction and for low jumps and training in parachuting.Use in parachutingStatic lines are used in order to make sure that a parachute is deployed… …   Wikipedia

  • static line — A line with one end fixed to the aircraft and the other attached to the release pins of a parachute, so that the parachute opens automatically immediately after the parachutist has jumped. See also static cable …   Aviation dictionary

  • static line — Mil. a line attached to a parachute pack and to a cable in an aircraft for the purpose of automatically opening the parachute after it is dropped. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • static line (air transport) — A line attached to a parachute pack and to a strop or anchor cable in an aircraft so that, when the load is dropped, the parachute is deployed automatically …   Military dictionary

  • static line — noun Date: 1930 a cord attached to a parachute pack and to an airplane to open the parachute after a jumper clears the plane …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • static line — noun The cord attached from the parachute pack to the plane, used to automatically deploy the parachute …   Wiktionary

  • static line — noun a cord used instead of a rip cord for opening a parachute, attached at one end to the aircraft and temporarily snapped to the parachute at the other …   English new terms dictionary

  • static line — noun 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 • Hypernyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • Reserve static line — A reserve static line, occasionally called a Steven s Lanyard, is a device that automatically opens the reserve parachute container when the main parachute is cut away. The RSL is a lanyard connecting one or both of the main parachute risers to… …   Wikipedia

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