chicken switch

noun Rocketry Slang.

a device by which an astronaut may eject the capsule in which he or she rides in the event that a rocket malfunctions.

Nearby words

  1. chicken out,
  2. chicken pox,
  3. chicken run,
  4. chicken shit,
  5. chicken snake,
  6. chicken tetrazzini,
  7. chicken turtle,
  8. chicken wire,
  9. chicken with its head cut off,
  10. chicken-and-egg Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019