bungee cord

bun·gee cord | \ˈbən-jē- \

Definition of bungee cord 

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

called also bungee

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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 Our host tosses to Bill the keys to his van, the rear door of which is held down by a bungee cord. Sue Hertz, BostonGlobe.com, "Learning to roll with Canadian June," 25 Apr. 2018 The material below that rigid barrier section is a flexible polyester canvas with elastic cross-hatch webbing that stretches so two bungee cords at the bottom corners can hook tautly onto the front seats’ back floor posts or metal brackets. Judi Dash, Philly.com, "Gadget Guru: K&H Car Travel Safety Barrier," 2 Mar. 2018 At each end, sewn-in elastic bungee cords with strong plastic hooks fasten around both front seats’ metal headrest bars. Judi Dash, Philly.com, "Gadget Guru: K&H Car Travel Safety Barrier," 2 Mar. 2018 For many larger grasses, here’s a helpful hack: Gather the grass stems and tie them with a bungee cord before cutting to make clean-up easier and less messy. Kier Holmes, Sunset, "Essential Checklist for Prepping Your Spring Garden," 22 Jan. 2018 Ground anchor system, such as bungee cords or rope, or tie-down kit. William Thornton, AL.com, "Stock up on supplies during severe weather tax-free weekend," 22 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of bungee cord

1944, in the meaning defined above

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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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