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noun, Rocketry Slang.
a device by which an astronaut may eject the capsule in which he or she rides in the event that a rocket malfunctions.

noun phrase

[1950s+ Astronautics; chicken fr the sense ”coward”; egads an acronym for electronic ground automatic destruct sequencer and coincides with an archaic interjection of dismay]


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