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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sled, Sledge, slej, n. a carriage with runners made for sliding upon snow: a sleigh: anything dragged without wheels along the ground.—v.t. and v.i. to convey, or to travel, in a sled.—p.adj. Sled′ded (Shak.), sledged.—ns. Sled′ding, the act of transporting on a sled; Sledge′-chair, a chair mounted on runners for ice. [Ice. sledhi; from a root seen in A.S. slídan, to slide.]
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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The numerical value of SLED in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of SLED in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow.
[They’re] really starting to come out of the woodwork, the sport of sled hockey will be huge by the next Paralympics.
A smart musher will train on all conditions throughout the year and know how to handle low snow conditions, sled dog racing will have to adapt to this trend of low snow and warmer winters.
I can’t go out and drink all the time and do drugs because I’m trying to be a top player in the world for sled hockey, i think that’s kind of kept me out of things that I may have otherwise been drawn to and it’s really put me in the best shape I’ve been in, ever.
Children and their parents should able to enjoy sledding on one of the best hills in the city. This is a one-time waiver that will allow Washington kids to sled while we await a more formal review of the ban, which will likely come after the last snow has fallen in our region.
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