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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Other Words from zip line

zip-line \ ˈzip-​ˌlīn How to pronounce zip-line (audio) \ intransitive verb

Examples of zip line in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rishikesh offers river-rafting, mountain trekking, zip lines and paintball tournaments. New York Times, "The Ganges Brims With Dangerous Bacteria," 23 Dec. 2019 The course includes 22 unique elements, plus two zip lines and a sky swing. Trevor Fraser,, "Central Florida Zoo discount lifts kids up at Seminole Aerial Adventures," 18 Nov. 2019 Spend a day black-water tubing through caverns lit by thousands of tiny glowworms, traveling to the cave entrance via zip line and finishing the adventure on a series of natural rock slides. National Geographic, "New Zealand Expedition: South Island Winter Adventure," 20 Sep. 2019 Amenities include a 13-slide water park, zip line and helium balloon ride. Johnny Diaz,, "Royal Caribbean sails into beer business with South Florida’s Funky Buddha," 10 Oct. 2019 Of all the ways to burn through cash in Las Vegas, zip lining 12 stories above the throngs at the outdoor mall known as LINQ Promenade may be the most thrilling. Elaine Glusac,, "See ya, Celine. Hello, Gaga. Vegas is getting a millennial makeover as resorts cater to the next generation of hedonists.," 27 Aug. 2019 There is even a tiny toddler-appropriate zip line for your youngest thrill seeker. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Try these 4 quick family adventures in or near Louisville before summer is over," 29 July 2019 Whereas Johnson is catnip for Westminster journalists — always ready to offer a colorful quote, or a picture of him stuck halfway down a zip line — Jeremy Hunt offers much less in terms of showbiz appeal. Alexander Smith, NBC News, "Boris Johnson's to lose: Race for next U.K. leader nears the endgame," 18 June 2019 On a recent sunsplashed morning, Priscilla Favorite played with her 4-year-old daughter Kiona, sliding her down the kid-size zip line at Pearsall Park, one of the city’s newest parks. Richard A. Marini,, "San Antonio’s newest parks full of amenities like dog parks, skate parks, water parks and more," 10 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of zip line

1970, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of zip line was in 1970

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16 Jan 2020

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“Zip line.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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