- British 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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Examples from the Web for communication cord
Life was like a journey in an express train with no communication-cord.Dodo's Daughter
E. F. Benson
He eyes the communication-cord and, when we reach the station, hurries away.My Little Boy
The blood raced and beat in the veins of his neck and forehead, while he waited dumbly for the communication-cord to be pulled.
My communication-cord and my air-pipe led up between the barrels, to outer safety; but what of that?
I tried to signal with the communication-cord, but it was caught somewhere in that congregation of oil-barrels.