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 There’s a zip line, carousel, playground, and Australian landscape with kangaroos. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, "Nashville Travel Guide," 26 Feb. 2021 Stay in a large log home with a treehouse fort, playground, horseshoe pit, zip line and tire swing on a 120-acre property with a half mile of river frontage in Trail. oregonlive, "Escape to a treehouse for an elevated vacation getaway, say tiny house experts," 15 Jan. 2021 To traverse one river in the east, commuters hop into a wire basket, attached to a zip line where a bridge used to be. New York Times, "2 Hurricanes Devastated Central America. Will the Ruin Spur a Migration Wave?," 4 Dec. 2020 Then, on Cyber Monday, the attraction will offer discounts on its zip line course, which travels above the famed alligator-breeding marsh. Dewayne Bevil,, "Gatorland plans discounts on annual passes, zip line tickets," 17 Nov. 2020 To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the United Arab Emirates’ theme park will be debuting a zip line — as well as a roof walk on its iconic red logo rooftop — starting Nov. 5. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, "Ferrari World's New High-speed Zip Line Will Give Its Cars a Run for Their Money," 26 Oct. 2020 To raise the stakes, Goodwin lit the zip line on fire, bound his hands behind his back and secured a padlock that stopped him midway. Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY, "'AGT': Howie Mandel 'terrified' by fiery daredevil semifinals act; Sofía Vergara calls it 'cuckoo'," 16 Sep. 2020 The area still had plenty to do, including the Lake Placid Olympic Sites (of 1980 Winter Olympics fame), where visitors can check out the museum, take a Cliffside Coaster bobsled down Mount Van Hoevenberg or try a zip line. Washington Post, "Autumn in the Adirondacks is a mountain do," 30 Oct. 2020 Thirteen-year-old Elliot Welch in Juneau has been keeping himself busy lately constructing a zip line at his house. Samantha Davenport, Anchorage Daily News, "With Halloween traditions riskier this year, Alaskans look for creative ways to celebrate the season," 27 Oct. 2020

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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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5 Mar 2021

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“Zip line.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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