Definitions

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  • n. An elastic fabric-bound strap with a hook at each end, used for securing luggage.
  • n. An elastic cord tied to the ankles of the jumper in bungee jumping.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a spring or other elastic device, especially one attached to a control to facilitate its manipulation.
  • n. same as bungee cord.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an elasticized rope

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Examples

  • This video clip was sent in by a friend who fastens an ear of corn to a bungee cord, then suspends the bungee from a tree limb or wire.

    Deer at a Squirrel Feeder

  • Muriel Smith Holyport, Berkshire I noted with interest the discussion of the word bungee [XVIII,2].

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XIX No 1

  • I'm not talking about stepping in front of a bus or putting yourself at physical risk, although if the idea of bungee jumping or sky diving appeals to you, go for it!

    Dr. Judith Rich: 6 Ways To Kick Up Your Courage

  • "The bungee is the greatest invention snowboarding has seen in a while," snowboarder Marc Moline said.

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  • Its called a bungee and wondered if anyone had used one before, and how their horse worked with it on?

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  • Basically, the banners are tied as tightly as possible using the so-called bungee cords.

    Knox

  • This modern extreme sport, known as bungee jumping, seems to have it's own culture attached to it.

    Shaister Miester Do Da

  • As the Dow Jones has plummeted more than 4000 points the past 12 monthswith ups and downs that can only be described as bungee chord fluctuations, I strongly suspect the market has been co-opted by ... quot; insider traders "and as the spiral continues to the frigid Dow ranges of 7000-8000 point ranges; the fat cat oligarchs will undoubtedly continue to bait the trails luring lemmings/investors over the cliff.

    Lemmings Frantically Seeking A Cliff

  • Over the years I have signed plenty of liability waivers before doing thrill-seeking adventures such as bungee jumping, dog sledding and rock climbing, but I have never had somebody explicitly tell me that I will get injured.

    ABC News: ABCNews

  • Utah Feb. 22, 2010 Over the years I have signed plenty of liability waivers before doing thrill-seeking adventures such as bungee jumping, and

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