Bungee-cord meaning

bŭnjē
An elasticized rubber cord, often fitted with hooks at the ends, used to fasten, bear weight, or absorb shock.
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Elasticized cord used to hold objects in place, as luggage on carts or racks, or attached to persons leaping for sport (bungee jumping) from great heights so as to allow them to come close to the ground without hitting it.
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A long elastic cord tied around the ankles of the jumper in bungee jumping.
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An elastic fabric-bound strap with a hook at each end, used for securing luggage.
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Origin of bungee-cord

  • Alteration of bunjie rubber

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition