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static line

noun, Military
a line attached to a parachute pack and to a cable in an aircraft for the purpose of automatically opening the parachute after it is dropped.
Origin of static line
1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for static line
  • The edge of the solar system is not some static line on a map.
  • The aircraft must be configured for static line operations.
  • Atmospheric vacuum breakers shall not be used under conditions of static line pressure.
  • It is also called a sensing line, impulse line, equalizing line or static line.
  • Everyone else had exited the plane and he threw out a cargo pack, which possibly tangled in his static line.
  • Generally, static line ratings are fixed for a particular season of the year.
  • The nylon cord or chain will be attached to a float or tied to a static line at the surface.
  • Next comes a week of static line jump training followed by three weeks of military free-fall training.
British Dictionary definitions for static line

static line

a line attaching the pack of a parachute to an aircraft, so that the parachute is opened when it has fallen clear of the aircraft
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