zip line

noun

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 \ intransitive verb

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The season also brought the first air vehicle — a fighter plane — as well as zip lines for speedier travel and more dynamic combat. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "The year in Fortnite," 18 Dec. 2018 Other features include an Aqua Park with four water slides, a ropes course called Adventure Trail and two of the longest zip lines at sea (at 394 feet). Gene Sloan, USA TODAY, "First look: Inside MSC Cruises' new MSC Seaview, one of the world's largest cruise ships," 10 July 2018 Positions include lifeguards, admissions and guest services, retail, food and beverage, wildlife associates, zip line and challenge course associates, maintenance management, financial management, and grounds and park services. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Big Rivers Waterpark in New Caney hiring hundreds of workers," 11 May 2018 After its opening, the zip line will operate Thursday through Monday from noon to 6:30 p.m. through Labor Day. Caroline Blackmon, Detroit Free Press, "This is where you'll find Michigan's largest zip line," 6 July 2018 Singaporeans and international travelers also flock here to hang out on the beaches, zip line at Mega Adventure Park, shop at the massive Luxury Fashion Galleria, and more. Ashlea Halpern, Condé Nast Traveler, "20 Best Things To Do In Singapore," 2 Mar. 2018 Here is an example of a explanation of a zip line from some type of museum. Rhett Allain, WIRED, "The Many Shades of Bad Physics," 8 June 2018 Two ambulances rushed to the site of the zip line, located in the French Harbor neighborhood near a highway that stretches to the north side of the island, Guerrero said. Samantha Schmidt, Anchorage Daily News, "Tourists on honeymoon collide while zip-lining, leaving husband dead and wife injured," 10 July 2018 Fanken got stuck halfway along the zip line, Roatan Fire Department chief Wilmer Guerrero told La Prensa. Chabeli Herrera, miamiherald, "They were zip-lining on their honeymoon when they collided. He died, she was injured," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of zip line

1970, in the meaning defined above

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Dictionary Entries near zip line

ziphisternum

Ziphius

zip it

zip line

ziplock

zip one's lip

zip-out

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