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

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Photo booth; dragon boat rides; zip line; carnival and pony rides; inflatables; food vendors, crafts stalls; fireworks show. Noon-10 p.m. Free admission, $20-$50 cash on-site parking available., "Events," 26 June 2019 Discover diverse tropical ecosystems while exploring via kayak and paddleboard, on foot, on horseback, and soaring by zip line. National Geographic, "Wild Costa Rica Escape: Guanacaste’s Coral Reefs and Volcanic Peaks," 17 June 2019 There visitors can do a ropes course, go on a zip line, hike, mountain bike and ride horses. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "10 Wisconsin zoos outside Milwaukee worth a visit," 14 June 2019 Officials also anticipate activities that currently aren't offered, including mountain biking, a mountain coaster, alpine slide, zip line tours, a climbing wall and outdoor concerts, according to the announcement. Ryan Randazzo, azcentral, "Arizona Snowbowl plans $60M expansion to ease congestion, upgrade facilities at Flagstaff resort," 12 June 2019 Each trail is made up of platforms in the trees connected by cables, wood, ropes or zip lines. Anna Bauman, Detroit Free Press, "TreeRunner Adventure Park to open at Oakland University in June," 9 June 2019 This zip line, MacIver maintains, drove the selection of rudimentary limbs, which allowed animals to make their first brief forays onto land. Jennifer Ouellette, Quanta Magazine, "Why Did Life Move to Land? For the View," 7 Mar. 2017 The Smash Perrier Eiffel Tower zip line is open from May 29th to June 11. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "You Can Now Zipline Off of the Eiffel Tower From 377 Feet in the Air," 29 May 2019 The zip line will end with a splash water landing — a first for the Caribbean or Bahamas. Gene Sloan, USA TODAY, "Royal Caribbean unveils price list for revamped private island Perfect Day at CocoCay," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of zip line

1970, in the meaning defined above

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zip one's lip


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