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communication cord

(Brit) a cord or chain in a train which may be pulled by a passenger to stop the train in an emergency
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  • So perhaps it'd be just as well for me not to have thought of the communication cord, eh?

    Ambrotox and Limping Dick Oliver Fleming
  • He was making a mental calculation as to what height above the carriage window the communication cord might be.

    Mysterious Mr. Sabin E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • She screamed, tore herself away; sprang up and pulled a communication cord.

    The Good Soldier Ford Madox Ford

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