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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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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.
Muriel Smith Holyport, Berkshire I noted with interest the discussion of the word bungee [XVIII,2].
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!
"The bungee is the greatest invention snowboarding has seen in a while," snowboarder Marc Moline said.
Its called a bungee and wondered if anyone had used one before, and how their horse worked with it on?
Basically, the banners are tied as tightly as possible using the so-called bungee cords.
This modern extreme sport, known as bungee jumping, seems to have it's own culture attached to it.
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.
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.
Utah Feb. 22, 2010 Over the years I have signed plenty of liability waivers before doing thrill-seeking adventures such as bungee jumping, and