Definitions for "Rip cord"
Keywords:  chute, parachute, jacket, cord, pilot
A cord by which the gas bag of a balloon may be ripped open for a limited distance to release the gas quickly and so cause immediate descent.
a cord which, when pulled, opens a parachute.
Yellow or natural white cord which is continuous throughout the length of the cable and shall have sufficient strength to open the jacket without fracture of the cord itself.