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bungee jumping

the sport of jumping off a high structure to which one is attached by bungee cords, so that the body springs back just short of hitting the ground or water.
Origin of bungee jumping
1975-1980 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for bungee jumping

bungee jumping

a sport in which a participant jumps from a high bridge, building, etc, secured only by a rubber cord attached to the ankles
Word Origin
C20: from bungie, slang for India rubber, of unknown origin
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