What does luge mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lugeverb

    a racing sled for one or two people

  2. toboggan, lugeverb

    move along on a luge or toboggan

GCIDE

  1. lugenoun

    a racing sled for one or two people; it is raced down a chute of packed snow or ice, and the occupant(s) lie down on it with feet in the direction of motion.

Wiktionary

  1. lugenoun

    A racing sled for one or two people that is ridden with the rider or riders lying on their back.

    Etymology: From French luge, from Franco-Provençal, from Late Latin sclodia, from Gaulish stludio, akin to English sled and sleigh, Irish slaod 'raft, float', Old Breton stloit 'traction, sliding' (modern stlej 'sleigh'), Welsh llithr 'slide, slippage'.

  2. lugenoun

    The sport of racing on luges.

    Etymology: From French luge, from Franco-Provençal, from Late Latin sclodia, from Gaulish stludio, akin to English sled and sleigh, Irish slaod 'raft, float', Old Breton stloit 'traction, sliding' (modern stlej 'sleigh'), Welsh llithr 'slide, slippage'.

  3. lugeverb

    To travel by luge

    Etymology: From French luge, from Franco-Provençal, from Late Latin sclodia, from Gaulish stludio, akin to English sled and sleigh, Irish slaod 'raft, float', Old Breton stloit 'traction, sliding' (modern stlej 'sleigh'), Welsh llithr 'slide, slippage'.

Freebase

  1. Luge

    A Luge is a small one- or two-person sled on which one sleds supine and feet-first. Steering is done by flexing the sled's runners with the calf of each leg or exerting opposite shoulder pressure to the seat. Racing sleds weigh 21-25 kilograms for singles and 25-30 kilograms for doubles. Luge is also the name of an Olympic sport. Of the three Olympic sliding sports, which include bobsleigh and skeleton, luge is the fastest and most dangerous. Lugers can reach speeds of 140 km per hour. The Guinness World Record is held by Tony Benshoof of the United States who achieved a speed of 139.9 km per hour. One athlete, Manuel Pfister of Austria, reached a top speed of 154 km per hour on the track in Whistler, Canada prior to the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Street luge is a recent innovation of the sport. Although it is considered an extreme sport, it is not yet an Olympic sport. Lugers compete against a timer and are timed to a thousandth of a second, making luge one of the most precisely timed sports in the world. The first recorded use of the term "luge" is 1905, from the Savoy/Swiss dialect of French "luge" meaning "small coasting sled", and is possibly from a Gaulish word with the same root as English sled.

Editors Contribution

  1. luge

    Luge (noun) is a sled used for racing in a snow.

    Luge is a tiny vehicle wood with the metal on the bottom use to ride by a single or two person.

    Submitted by pinkss5 on September 27, 2015  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of luge in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of luge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of luge in a Sentence

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Es ist immer besser, von der Wahrheit als mit einer Lüge getr

  2. Austin Powers International Man of Mystery:

    Dr. Evil The details of my life are quite inconsequential... very well, where do I begin My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a fifteen year old French prostitute named Chloe with webbed feet. My father would womanize, he would drink. He would make outrageous claims like he invented the question mark. Sometimes he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy. The sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament. My childhood was typical. Summers in Rangoon, luge lessons. In the spring we'd make meat helmets. When I was insolent I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds- pretty standard really. At the age of twelve I received my first scribe. At the age of fourteen a Zoroastrian named Vilma ritualistically shaved my testicles. There really is nothing like a shorn scrotum... it's breathtaking- I highly suggest you try it.

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