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 \ intransitive verb

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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 Louisville's Mega Cavern is a former limestone mine that boasts 4 million square feet and is home to a zip line ride, bicycle park and storage facilities for everything from documents to yachts. Jeffrey Lee Puckett, The Courier-Journal, "10 fun (and weird) facts about Louisville you probably didn't know," 18 June 2018 The wife was going down the zip line first, and was still halfway down the cable when her husband started on the line from behind, slamming into her. Megan Friedman, Popular Mechanics, "Honeymooning Couple in Fatal Ziplining Accident," 10 July 2018 The zip line will allow two riders to fly down the mountain side by side for more than a mile, reaching speeds of up to 60 mph. Hugo Martin,, "Another weak snow season brings zip lines, yoga, cycling to California resorts this summer," 29 June 2018 Camp Cullen also has its own fun equipment for children such as water slides and zip lines. Jacob Mcadams, Houston Chronicle, "Children enjoy outdoor adventure at Hug-a-Tree event," 20 May 2018 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

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First Known Use of zip line

1970, in the meaning defined above

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