Skyhook

[skydiving] The Skyhook is a safety feature on parachute systems. It is an advanced type of reserve static line (RSL), which functions to automatically deploy a reserve parachute after a malfunctioning main parachute has been cut-away. Where the traditional RSL only pulls the reserve pin initiating the reserve parachute deployment sequence
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Skyhook

[structure] Skyhooks are a theoretical class of cable based techniques intended to lift payloads to high altitudes and speeds. The name skyhook is a reference to an imaginary hook that hangs from the sky. Plausible near-term proposals for skyhooks include designs that employ tethers spinning at hypersonic speeds for catching payloads from v
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Skyhook

[boarding] In skateboarding and related sports, skyhooks are devices which serve as semi-open bindings. They are usually made of aluminium, steel or hard plastic and are formed to cover the rider`s boot, yet to allow him to easily free his feet from the hook. They may be screwed to the top of the board to facilitate jumping and enhance stab
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Skyhook

[climbing] A skyhook is a piece of climbing equipment, a very small hook which gives hold on small protrusions or watery and slippery grips. They are most often used for placements, often extremely marginal, in aid climbing, although they also feature in some extreme free routes. Additionally, the skyhook can be attached to the harness, thu
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skyhook

[n] - helicopter carrying a reel of steel cable that can be used to lift and transport heavy objects 2. [n] - a hook that is imagined to be suspended from the sky
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skyhook

noun a hook that is imagined to be suspended from the sky
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Skyhook

(from the article `balloon`) ...of his own design, which featured the first pressurized cabin used in flight. Jean-Felix Piccard, twin brother of Auguste, experimented with ...
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Skyhook

[cable] A skyhook is a "hook" used to lift an object on a long cable hanging from the sky, without readily-apparent support. In the mid-20th century it was common in the Boy Scouts and occupations such as oil drilling to send new recruits on a futile search for such an imaginary object, as a practical joke. The term has subsequently lent it
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