One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
See base jump
- ‘Yesterday, a British base jumper at Staldenfluh in Switzerland abruptly retired from the sport.’
- ‘Today, it is the outdoor activity capital of southern Utah, and mountains around it echo with whooping base jumpers, spluttering river rafters and the squeal of tortured mountain bikes.’
- ‘Last week John, 29, one of the Scots base jumpers, dismissed suggestions that they were endangering the public and said more jumps were planned in the coming months.’
- ‘Base is an acronym for Bridge, Antenna, Span and Earth - ie, the objects base jumpers launch themselves off.’
- ‘Often base jumpers have to break into buildings, evade security and climb hundreds of feet before leaping into space.’
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