Bungee cord
Bungee cord Bun"gee cord, 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. [PJC]

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  • Bungee cord — Bungee cords equipped with metal hooks A bungee cord (sometimes spelled bungie), also known as a shock cord, is an elastic cord composed of one or more elastic strands forming a core, usually covered in a woven cotton or polypropylene sheath. The …   Wikipedia

  • bungee cord — [bun′jē] n. [< ?] 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 …   English World dictionary

  • bungee cord — noun an elasticized rope • Syn: ↑bungee • Hypernyms: ↑rope * * * noun : an elasticized cord used especially as a fastening or shock absorbing device * * * an elasticized cord, typically with a hook at each end, used to bind items or packages… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bungee cord — noun A long elastic cord tied around the ankles of the jumper in bungee jumping. Syn: bungee, bungee line, bungee rope …   Wiktionary

  • bungee cord — /ˈbʌndʒi kɔd/ (say bunjee kawd) noun 1. US → octopus strap. 2. the elasticised cord used in bungee jumping. 3. an elasticised cord used as a shock absorber. Also, bungy cord …   Australian English dictionary

  • bungee cord — an elasticized cord, typically with a hook at each end, used to bind items or packages together, to secure a suitcase to a wheeled carrier, etc. Also called bungee, shock cord. * * * …   Universalium

  • bungee cord — shock cord, stretchy cord designed especially for shock absorption (i.e. in bungee jumping etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bungee cord — bun′gee cord [[t]ˈbʌn dʒi[/t]] n. cvb an elasticized cord, typically with a hook at each end, used chiefly as a fastener Also called bun′gee. Etymology: 1965–70; bungee rubber (of obscure orig.) …   From formal English to slang

  • bungee cord — noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1948 an elasticized cord used especially as a fastening or shock absorbing device called also bungee …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bungee cord — A rubber tie down strap of various lengths (usually 10 mm diameter) with a metal hook on each end. Most are covered with fabric. The hooks are often plastic coated to minimize scratching. Some have an extra hook attached in the middle. Others are …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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