Meaning of “communication cord” in the English Dictionary

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"communication cord" in British English

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communication cordnoun [ C ]

uk /kə.mjuː.nɪˈkeɪ.ʃən ˌkɔːd/ us /kə.mjuː.nəˈkeɪ.ʃən ˌkɔːrd/ UK US emergency cord

Examples from literature

  • So perhaps it'd be just as well for me not to have thought of the communication cord, eh? 
  • Then I made for the handle of the communication cord. 
  • Well, said the meek voice, "the cost of pulling a communication cord is I still five pounds, and you can have just as good a pull as ever." 
  • Why didn't you pull the communication cord? asked the station-master, pompously stern. 

(Definition of “communication cord” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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