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

Examples of bungee cord in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some have taken it a step further, barricading the aisle leading to the fare box with bungee cords, twine or seat belts. Laura J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times, "Coughing echoes through the bus and Metro drivers wonder, ‘Am I going to catch it today?’," 4 May 2020 Once again, apply pressure with surgical tubing or bungee cords around the stock and action. Matt Foster, Outdoor Life, "How to Make an Old Rifle More Accurate," 20 Apr. 2020 With their extra free time, my kids used some bungee cord to create a sling shot with a sled and accidentally put some big holes in our basement wall. Dan Simon, CNN, "Three weeks into lockdown, San Francisco's new normal is very abnormal," 5 Apr. 2020 Anderson’s students have made beanies by cutting and sewing a pattern out of an old sweater, or crafted covers for ski goggles and sunglasses out of jacket lining and an old bungee cord or shoelace. Alisha Mcdarris, Popular Science, "Save money and protect the environment by repurposing your old outdoor gear," 3 Apr. 2020 The woodrats decorated it with snail shells, Sharpie caps and bungee cords. Carrie Arnold, Scientific American, "Can We Save the Woodrat without Slaughtering Cats?," 29 Mar. 2020 Flexible, waterproof sheeting. *Ground anchor system, such as bungee cords, rope, or tie-down kit. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al, "It’s Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday weekend; here’s what’s exempt," 21 Feb. 2020 When Michael’s 160 mph winds threatened to blow out the French doors, the women secured them with a bungee cord and prayed the roof wouldn’t go. Washington Post, "‘Not for Sale’: Residents of Florida city destroyed by hurricane cling to hope of rebuilding," 12 Oct. 2019 The Bungee Pants are another favorite, black joggers that are adjustable with bungee cords at the waist and ankle. Tara C. Mahadevan, chicagotribune.com, "Chicago designer Letesha Renee’s Eugene Taylor Brand celebrates unisex, genderless clothes," 5 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of bungee cord

1944, in the meaning defined above

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18 May 2020

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“Bungee cord.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bungee%20cord. Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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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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