Bungee-jumping

bungee jumping

noun
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:
1975–1980

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bungee jumping or bungy jumping (ˈbʌndʒɪ)
 
n
a sport in which a participant jumps from a high bridge, building, etc, secured only by a rubber cord attached to the ankles
 
[C20: from bungie, slang for India rubber, of unknown origin]
 
bungy jumping or bungy jumping
 
n
 
[C20: from bungie, slang for India rubber, of unknown origin]

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Main Entry:  bungee-jumping
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the recreation or sport of jumping from a height while secured by a long encased rubber band attached to one's ankles
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