communication cord

UK / US noun [countable]
Word forms "communication cord":
singular communication cord plural communication cords British
a chain or handle that a passenger can pull to make a train stop in an emergency. The official name for a communication cord is passenger communication handle.

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • communication cord — noun A cord in the wall or ceiling of a railway train which can be pulled in an emergency to stop the train • • • Main Entry: ↑communicate * * * communication cord UK US noun [countable] [singular communication cord …   Useful english dictionary

  • communication cord — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ a cord or chain which a train passenger may pull in an emergency, causing the train to brake …   English terms dictionary

  • communication cord — n. (BE) to pull a communication cord (AE has emergency cord) * * * [kəˌmjuːnɪ keɪʃ(ə)nˌkɔːd] (BE) to pull a communication cord (AE has emergency cord) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • communication cord — com.muni cation .cord n BrE a chain that a passenger can pull to stop a train in an ↑emergency (=a sudden dangerous situation) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • communication cord — noun Brit. a cord or chain which a train passenger may pull in an emergency, causing the train to brake …   English new terms dictionary

  • communication cord — /kəmjunəˈkeɪʃən kɔd/ (say kuhmyoohnuh kayshuhn kawd) noun a cord or chain running the length of a railway carriage by which a passenger may apply the brakes of the train in case of an emergency …   Australian English dictionary

  • communication cord — noun (C) BrE a chain that a passenger pulls to stop a train in an emergency (=a sudden dangerous situation) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • cord — cord1 [ko:d US ko:rd] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: corde, from Latin chorda string , from Greek chorde] 1.) [U and C] a piece of thick string or thin rope ▪ The robe was held at the waist by a cord. ▪ He pulled explosives and some… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • communication — n. 1 a the act of imparting, esp. news. b an instance of this. c the information etc. communicated. 2 a means of connecting different places, such as a door, passage, road, or railway. 3 social intercourse (it was difficult to maintain… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cord — 1 noun 1 (C, U) a piece of thick string or thin rope: We need some cord to hang the picture. | He pulled explosives and some tangled cord from his bag. 2 cords (plural) trousers made from a thick strong cotton cloth with thin raised lines on it 3 …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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