bungee cord

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

Definition of bungee cord

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

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The bungee cords hold the lever arm down using a release mechanism used for bow hunting on bows, like a trigger release, Kowalewski said. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A robot created by Arrowhead High School students will throw out the first pitch at tonight's Brewers game," 21 June 2019 For dresses, a bungee cord can take an office midi dress into a karaoke night mini dress. Teen Vogue, "Here's How To Get Ahead Of The Bungee Cord Trend," 12 June 2019 Thanks to designers like Jonathan Anderson for Leowe, the deep-pocketed style has lately gotten some stylish tweaks, like bungee cord belts, metallic buckles, and exposed zippers. Vogue, "How to Look Chic in Shorts? Try These 6 Trends," 30 Apr. 2019 While not as easily deployed as a bungee cord, the secure nature of the ratchet strap makes the extra time well worth it. Andrew Northshield, Popular Mechanics, "How to Tie a Christmas Tree to the Roof of Your Car," 2 Dec. 2018 Three large areas behind the counter offer space to hold food and supplies thanks to bungee cord netting, and the entire kitchen is illuminated by two lights. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Teardrop trailer features bunkbeds to sleep a family of 4," 23 Oct. 2018 The Johnny Tsunami kids got to ride up a mountain via bungee cord during filming. Stacey Grant, Seventeen, "23 Surprising DCOM Secrets Even Die-Hard Fans Didn't Know," 25 Oct. 2017 Located near Union Square, Spiderbands offers classes in which bungee cords and handles supply aerial suspension, buoyancy and resistance as students kick, push up, sprint and squat their way to a tighter tomorrow. New York Times, "The Resistance," 23 May 2018 During many, waistbands are suspended from the ceiling by bungee cords. New York Times, "The Resistance," 23 May 2018

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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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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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