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sled, sledge, sleigh(verb)
a vehicle mounted on runners and pulled by horses or dogs; for transportation over snow
ride (on) a sled
A vehicle on runners, used for conveying loads over the snow or ice.
A small, light vehicle with runners, used, mostly by young persons, for sliding on snow or ice.
To ride a sled.
Origin: From sledde, from or sledde (cf. Dutch slee, slede, Low German Sleden), from slidô (cf. East Frisian sliede, German Schlitten, Norwegian slede). Related to slide.
a vehicle on runners, used for conveying loads over the snow or ice; -- in England called sledge
a small, light vehicle with runners, used, mostly by young persons, for sliding on snow or ice
to convey or transport on a sled; as, to sled wood or timber
Origin: [Akin to D. slede, G. schlitten, OHG. slito, Icel. slei, Sw. slde, Dan. slde, and E. slide, v. See Slide, and cf. Sledge a vehicle, Sleigh.]
A sled, sledge, or sleigh is a land vehicle with a smooth underside or possessing a separate body supported by two or more smooth, relatively narrow, longitudinal runners that travels by sliding across a surface. Most sleds are used on surfaces with low friction, such as snow or ice. In some cases, sleds may be used on mud, grass, or even smooth stones. They may be used to transport passengers, cargo, or both. Shades of meaning differentiating the three terms often reflect regional variations depending on historical uses and prevailing climate. In Britain the three terms are generally quite similar in meaning, although sledge usually refers to a smaller sled, used mostly for freight, one that can generally transport no more than one or two persons with only a limited amount of cargo. Sledges may be pulled by dogs or other smaller animals, although confusingly a sledge pulled by a dog in British English is often referred to as a dog-sled. A small recreational sled, pulled by humans, can also be referred to as a sledge. Sleigh remains largely a synonym for sled regardless of its capacity. In American usage sled remains the general term but often implies a smaller device, often for recreational use. Sledge implies a heavier sled used for moving freight or massive objects, while sleigh typically refers to a moderate- to large-sized, usually open-topped vehicle equipped with one or more passenger seats, essentially a cold-season alternative to a carriage or wagon, typically drawn by horses or by reindeer.
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
A contact for electric cars of the conduit system. It is identical with the plow, q.v., but is drawn after the cars instead of being pushed along with them.
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