static line


Definition of static line

: a cord attached to a parachute pack and to an airplane to open the parachute after a jumper clears the plane

Examples of static line in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As the jumper exits the aircraft, the static line pulls the parachutist’s canopy free. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "U.S. Airman Falls Into Gulf During a Training Exercise and Is Still Missing," 6 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of static line

1925, in the meaning defined above

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“Static line.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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