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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
First recorded in 1975-1980 Unabridged
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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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Contemporary definitions for bungee-jumping

the recreation or sport of jumping from a height while secured by a long encased rubber band attached to one's ankles's 21st Century Lexicon
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