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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As the riders were strapped in and ready to launch, one of the bungee cords holding the ride together snapped. Ricky Pinela, orlandosentinel.com, "Video: Bungee cord snaps on Florida slingshot ride as riders were about to launch," 20 Aug. 2019 The mattress was rolled up, held fast by bungee cords and stained by the oil that saturated the garage floor. J. Robert Lennon, The New Yorker, "The Loop," 19 Aug. 2019 The truck bed had house furniture held in place with bungee cords. cleveland.com, "Victim loses $1,750 in gift card scam: Middleburg Heights Police Blotter," 26 July 2019 The pair are believed to be traveling in a 2001 gold Subaru Forester, WV License Plate 1TH163, with bungee cords on the rear door. Harriet Sokmensuer, PEOPLE.com, "4-Year-Old West Va. Girl Is Missing and Believed to Be in ‘Extreme Danger’," 23 July 2019 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

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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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