Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An elasticized rubber cord, often fitted with hooks at the ends, used to fasten, bear weight, or absorb shock.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a strong elastic cord, usually with a hook at each end, used as a shock-absorbing device or to bind packages together, as on a dolly or handcart.

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

  • n. an elasticized rope

Etymologies

Alteration of bunjie, rubber.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Karl asked, as we all stood on the eleventh tee, performing the small housekeeping tasks golfers like to perform when they have to waitmarking a fresh ball, taking out a few more tees, going over the scorecard, rearranging the bungee cord yet again so that the bag sat properly on its carrello and the shaft of the expensive putter wasnt made crooked, offering sarcastic remarks about the people holding us up.

    The Italian Summer

  • "In one piece's all I'm asking for," Bell said and cinched his seat belt tight as a bungee cord harness.

    The Coffin Dancer

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