a cord that when pulled opens a parachute from its pack
a cord on the gas bag of a balloon that when pulled opens a panel, enabling gas to escape and the balloon to descend
noun 1. a cord on a parachute that, when pulled, opens the parachute for descent. 2. a cord fastened in the bag of a passenger balloon or dirigible so that a sharp pull upon it will rip or open the bag and let the gas escape, causing the balloon to descend rapidly.
audio (From “ripping” and “recording”) Encoding streaming digital audio from the Internet to an MP3 file or similar. Ripcording is commononly used to copy commercial music from a free stream instead of paying to download. (2006-01-27)
noun 1. undertow (def 1). rip current A strong, narrow surface current that flows rapidly away from the shore. Rip currents form when excess water that has accumulated along a shore due to wind and waves rushes back suddenly to deeper waters. Also called rip tide.
adjective, riper, ripest. 1. having arrived at such a stage of growth or development as to be ready for reaping, gathering, eating, or use, as grain or fruit; completely matured. 2. resembling such fruit, as in ruddiness and fullness: ripe, red lips. 3. advanced to the point of being in the best condition for use, […]