a line attached to a parachute pack and to a cable in an aircraft for the purpose of automatically opening the parachute after it is dropped.
Words nearby static line
Origin of static line
First recorded in 1925–30
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British Dictionary definitions for static line
a line attaching the pack of a parachute to an aircraft, so that the parachute is opened when it has fallen clear of the aircraft
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