zip line


Definition of zip line 

: a cable suspended above an incline to which a pulley and harness are attached for a rider

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zip-line \ˈzip-ˌlīn \ intransitive verb

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Fanken got stuck halfway along the zip line, and Tishman came behind her, colliding with her mid-air. Chabeli Herrera,, "Honeymooner cruising from Lauderdale killed in zipline mishap," 9 July 2018 Daring visitors may also want to travel down one of the five zip lines that extend 300 feet above the gorge. Zahria Rogers, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky's 7 best parks and recreation areas that you have to explore," 29 June 2018 The play area will include a zip line with companion harnesses so a parent or a partner can accompany a child. Matt Campbell, kansascity, "KC Zoo says it's first to open 'all-inclusive' playground for kids with disabilities | The Kansas City Star," 15 Mar. 2018 Let freedom fly this summer at one of Michigan's several zip line and adventure courses. Caroline Blackmon, Detroit Free Press, "6 of the best zip line courses in Michigan," 3 July 2018 The Lake Geneva canopy tour includes nine zip lines, five sky bridges and three spiral staircases. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Here's 7 ways you and your kids can explore new heights in and around Milwaukee," 28 June 2018 There are bike paths, zip lines, 17 playgrounds, urban beaches, cafes, bars and a few museums and historic monuments tucked in along the way. Andrew Ferren, WSJ, "How to Spend an Indulgent Day in Madrid for $2,400—or $400," 13 June 2018 Fly High Something to cross off your bucket list: Foxwoods’ HighFlyer zip line lets two people at a time yeee-haaaa! Hartford Courant,, "10 Ways To Kick Off Summer," 21 May 2018 An Israeli man on his honeymoon was killed and his wife seriously injured in a freak accident involving a zip line in Honduras, according to reports. Fox News, "Honeymooning couple collide in fatal zip line accident," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of zip line

1970, in the meaning defined above

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