static line

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The video, according to the Defense Department, shows soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division performing static line jumps. Chiara Vercellone, USA TODAY, 23 Mar. 2022 As the jumper exits the aircraft, the static line pulls the parachutist’s canopy free. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 6 Nov. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of static line was in 1925

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“Static line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/static%20line. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

static line

noun

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