bungee cord

bun·​gee cord | \ ˈbən-jē- How to pronounce bungee cord (audio) \
variants: or bungee \ ˈbən-​jē How to pronounce bungee cord (audio) \
plural bungee cords or bungees

Definition of bungee cord

: an elasticized cord used especially as a fastening or shock-absorbing device

Examples of bungee cord in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hopkins would install plant pillows in the Veggie growth chambers, strap them in with a bungee cord, add water and separate the wick after three days to help the seedling emerge. Julia Musto, Fox News, "NASA astronauts grow leafy greens for longest stint on ISS," 1 May 2021 The switch is typically a coiled bungee cord lanyard, which can be clipped onto the clothing or life jacket of the boat operator. Laura Schulte, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "New law requires boaters make use of engine cut-off switch in federal waters Lake Michigan, Green Bay," 16 Apr. 2021 The second part is a tug of war that involves two guys being attached to an end of a bungee cord. Lia Beck, refinery29.com, "The Bachelorette Season 16, Episode 6 Recap: The Wolverine & The Man Child," 17 Nov. 2020 Grieb was there in the water as a guide, tethered to his charge by a black bungee cord meant to offer extra safety. Kurt Streeter, New York Times, "Chris Nikic, You Are an Ironman. And Your Journey Is Remarkable.," 16 Nov. 2020 Here, the bungee cord could be used to fasten most anything, not just rope, on to the shoe. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Instagram’s Viral DIY Designer Released Rock Climbing-Themed Crocs," 11 Nov. 2020 There are dedicated compartments such as padded, protective laptop and tablet sleeves and stretch-mesh water bottle pockets plus an external bungee cord to lash on more gear. oregonlive, "Need a backpack for traveling or school? Check out the North Face’s 30% off sale," 14 Aug. 2020 The officer talked to the pick-up truck driver, who said his bungee cord snapped, which then allowed the drywall to go airborne and strike the Honda. John Benson, cleveland, "Drunk Kia driver with drugs attempts to elude police: Broadview Heights Police Blotter," 12 Aug. 2020 Upon meeting, the duo will dangle themselves from a branch or overhang, intertwining their bodies while suspended from a bungee cord of mucus. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian Magazine, "Fourteen Fun Facts About Love and Sex in the Animal Kingdom," 14 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of bungee cord

1944, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bungee cord

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15 May 2021

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“Bungee cord.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bungee%20cord. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of bungee cord

: a very strong rope that can be stretched and that has hooks on either end

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