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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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

[skydiving] The Skyhook is United Parachute Technologies version of a Main-Assisted Reserve Deployment system (MARD), a safety feature on skydiving parachute systems. It builds on the concept underlying an ordinary reserve static line (RSL), which uses the force of the departing main parachute to open the reserve parachute compartment after...
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Skyhook

[structure] A skyhook is a proposed momentum exchange tether that aims to reduce the cost of placing payloads into space. An engineer speculated in 1994 that the skyhook could be cost competitive with what is realistically thought to be achievable using a space elevator, but the skyhook is not competitive with other rotating tether concepts...
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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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