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 Securing the straps or bungee cord to maintain a snugger fit is helpful for stability and support during active use. Kevin Brouillard, Travel + Leisure, 31 May 2022 The sandal is fitted with a bungee cord system that can easily adapt to the foot. Kevin Brouillard, Travel + Leisure, 31 May 2022 Hooks connect the base of the two soft flasks to a bungee cord at the bottom of each front pouch; pull down on the cord to get the bottles back into their pockets quickly. Anna Callaghan, Outside Online, 27 May 2022 Bay to Breakers also features a centipede division: teams of 13 or more runners that run the full 12K course as a unit, usually linked by a bungee cord. Molly Hanson, Outside Online, 25 Jan. 2022 His ski poles are mounted to the bike frame with foam pipe insulation and his skis — 40-year-old Rossignol Randonnees — stick up into the air like a flagpole behind him, rigged onto the seat post with a bungee cord and hose clamps. New York Times, 29 Dec. 2021 More than a year ago, an eyebolt holding the swing's bungee cord snapped out of the porch ceiling and shot through Lalia's skull. Paul Vercammen, CNN, 27 Nov. 2021 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, 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, 16 Apr. 2021 See More

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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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20 Jun 2022

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“Bungee cord.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bungee%20cord. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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