communication cord

  1. British a cord or chain in a train which may be pulled by a passenger to stop the train in an emergency

Words Nearby communication cord

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How to use communication cord in a sentence

  • 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
  • Life was like a journey in an express train with no communication-cord.

    Dodo's Daughter | E. F. Benson
  • 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?