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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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 Along the way, travelers can find fishing, glacier and wildlife cruises, sea kayaking, zip line tours and hiking trails. Lydia Culp, Fox News, "Best US road trips," 2 Apr. 2018 Gail Harmon, East Tennessee regional assistant director with the Tennessee Department of Health, told WVLT that nearly 2,901 people who booked zip line tours with the company received surveys. Fox News, "More than 500 fall ill after visiting Tennessee zip line attraction," 16 July 2018 Mireles added that #Pasadena4thFest will offer a host of activities such as a zip line, trailer rides and a variety of games. Don Maines, Houston Chronicle, "Pop-punk band to provide musical fireworks," 20 June 2018 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

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First Known Use of zip line

1970, in the meaning defined above

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