zip line


: a cable suspended above an incline to which a pulley and harness are attached for a rider
zip-line intransitive verb

Examples of zip line in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Go zip lining at The Gorge, called the steepest and fastest zip line in the United States. Melissa Oyler, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Tips for Visiting Use the app to book activities and excursions, like a ride down the zip line and entrance to the beach clubs and water park. Stefanie Waldek, Travel + Leisure, 28 Feb. 2024 People travel to the mill to take classes at the Savage Fencing Club and zip line at Terrapin Adventures, a massive outdoor playground with a ropes course, climbing tower and giant swing. Jillian Atelsek, Washington Post, 14 Feb. 2024 Also new this year is a 20-foot-high urban zip line and a laser tag game in downtown Québec City. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 19 Jan. 2024 There is a zip line, a ninja warrior course and trampolines — and, the star attraction, chairs. Roxana Popescu, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Dec. 2023 Guests will then spend a day at sea on the liner, which has a zip line and a water park, before returning to the Port of Miami on day five. Kirsty Hatcher, Peoplemag, 16 Nov. 2023 Pulley Kit $90 at Amazon $95 Save $5 Thrill-seeking kids (ages 8 and up) will get a serious kick out of this home zip line kit. Korin Miller,, 15 Nov. 2023 Most kids stick to the larger pools (not the tiered, cliff-side tubs) and spend time on the zip line. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 12 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1970, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of zip line was in 1970

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Cite this Entry

“Zip line.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

zip line

: a cable hung above a slope to which a pulley and harness are attached for a rider
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