Definition of bobsleigh noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbɒbsleɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːbsleɪ//
(British English) (North American English bobsled
BrE BrE//ˈbɒbsled//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːbsled//
(also bob) Winter sports
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a racing sledge (= a vehicle for two or more people that slides over snow) See related entries: Winter sports Word Originmid 19th cent. (originally US, denoting a sleigh made of two short sleighs coupled together and used for hauling logs): from bob in the sense ‘short’ + sleigh.