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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
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Historical Examples of 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

    Carl Ewald

  • 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.