bungee cord


bun·​gee cord ˈbən-jē- How to pronounce bungee cord (audio)
variants or bungee
plural bungee cords or bungees
: an elasticized cord used especially as a fastening or shock-absorbing device

Examples of bungee cord in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ground anchor systems, including bungee cords, tie-down kits. Howard Cohen, Miami Herald, 25 May 2024 In contrast to the giant, expensive truck that the Minnesota group would build, a regular ambulance was outfitted with an ECMO machine that is powered by a hand crank; part of an ultrasound was attached by bungee cord to the truck’s ceiling. Helen Ouyang, New York Times, 27 Mar. 2024 This insulated winter parka stops below the hips for enhanced protection against the elements and has an adjustable bungee cord waist for a tailored fit to keep the wind out. Casey Clark, Parents, 5 Mar. 2024 Binder clips and bungee cords aren't required but can help stabilize their igloo, cave, or palace. Michelle Crouch, Parents, 14 Nov. 2023 The jacket also has two bungee cords at the hip hem which can be used to cinch the jacket. Michelle Rostamian, Peoplemag, 12 Jan. 2024 Burners were more focused on waterproofing their tents, music equipment and art cars with trash bags and tarps, securing them with bungee cords to hold items that can fly away. Asli Pelit, Rolling Stone, 4 Sep. 2023 If not, use bungee cords or painters tape to make sure everything stays put. Alisha McDarris, Popular Science, 13 Dec. 2023 This kit includes jumper cables, an escape hammer, a tire pressure gauge, screwdrivers, a flashlight, bungee cords, an ice scraper, and a 66-piece first aid kit. Amanda Ogle, Southern Living, 28 Nov. 2023

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First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bungee cord was in 1944

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“Bungee cord.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bungee%20cord. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

bungee cord

: an elastic cord used especially as a fastening device or to absorb shocks

called also bungee

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