cable release

noun Photography.
a device consisting of a flexible wire that is pressed at one end to trip a shutter mechanism on a camera.

Origin:
1955–60

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cable release
 
n
a short length of flexible cable, used to operate the shutter of a camera without shaking it

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Example sentences
Once she has the focus where she likes it, she closes the back and triggers the shutter with a cable release.
If you do not have a cable release, use the self-timer.
Spending a little more on a cable release by a known manufacturer will ensure longer use.
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