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

 

sledge

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BrE BrE//sledʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sledʒ//
 
(British English)(also sled North American English, British English) Winter sports
 
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a vehicle for travelling over snow and ice, with long narrow strips of wood or metal instead of wheels. Larger sledges are pulled by horses or dogs and smaller ones are used for going down hills as a sport or for pleasure. compare sleigh, toboggan See related entries: Winter sports Word Origin late 16th cent. (as a noun): from Middle Dutch sleedse; related to sled. The verb dates from the early 18th cent.

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