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delayed opening

noun

  1. aeronautics the automatic opening of a parachute after a predetermined delay to allow the parachutist to reach a particular height


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Some already had them in hand, but delayed opening fire, a word from baas Rynwald restraining them.

I delayed opening it in order to pay the tribute of astonishment due to the event by flinging my hands above my head.

A misgiving came over him as he held the letter in his hand, and he delayed opening it.

The Israelite thus honored delayed opening the linen envelope while he surveyed the messenger.

Shann delayed opening his eyes until a kind of shame drove him to it.

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