Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Noun: ripcord  'rip,kord
  1. A cord that is pulled to open the gasbag of a balloon wide enough to release gas and so causes the balloon to descend
  2. A cord that is pulled to open a parachute from its pack during a descent

Derived forms: ripcords

Type of: cord

Part of: balloon, chute, parachute

Encyclopedia: Ripcord