Definitions for "Ripcord"
The deployment system on all reserves and most student parachutes. The ripcord is a piece of cable with a handle at one end and a pin at the other. When pulled, the pin comes out of the closing loop holding the container shut, and the spring-loaded pilote chute is released.
A string-like material embedded in the length of a multi-fiber cable which, when pulled, splits the outer jacket of the cable lengthwise, revealing the individual fiber sub-units within and allowing them to be routed or connectorized separately from a single cable.
a cord that is pulled to open the gasbag of a balloon wide enough to release gas and so causes the balloon to descend