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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sled, sledge, sleigh(noun)

    a vehicle mounted on runners and pulled by horses or dogs; for transportation over snow

  2. maul, sledge, sledgehammer(verb)

    a heavy long-handled hammer used to drive stakes or wedges

  3. sledge(verb)

    transport in a sleigh

  4. sledge(verb)

    ride in or travel with a sledge

    "the antarctic expedition sledged along the coastline"; "The children sledged all day by the lake"

  5. sledgehammer, sledge(verb)

    beat with a sledgehammer

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sledge(noun)

    a strong vehicle with low runners or low wheels; or one without wheels or runners, made of plank slightly turned up at one end, used for transporting loads upon the snow, ice, or bare ground; a sled

  2. Sledge(noun)

    a hurdle on which, formerly, traitors were drawn to the place of execution

  3. Sledge(noun)

    a sleigh

  4. Sledge(noun)

    a game at cards; -- called also old sledge, and all fours

  5. Sledge

    to travel or convey in a sledge or sledges

  6. Sledge(verb)

    a large, heavy hammer, usually wielded with both hands; -- called also sledge hammer

  7. Origin: [Perhaps from sleds, pl. of sled, confused with sledge a hammer. See Sled, n.]


  1. Sledge

    Sledge is a town located in Quitman County, Mississippi. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 529. Famous African American Country singer Charley Pride is from Sledge. Leroy Brown was an actual man from the area who may have very well have been the inspiration for the Jim Croce song. This area is considered by some to be the genuine birthplace of the blues. Many of the blues greats grew up and nurtured their music in the juke joints surrounding Sledge.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sledge

    slej, n. an instrument for striking: a large heavy hammer used chiefly by ironsmiths. [A.S. slecgsleán, to strike, slay (cf. Ger. schlägel, a beater—schlagen).]

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  1. Gledes

  2. Ledges

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sledge in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sledge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of sledge in a Sentence

  1. Dave Barry:

    What happens if a big asteroid hits Earth ? Judging from realistic simulations involving a sledge hammer and a common laboratory frog, we can assume it will be pretty bad.

  2. Lloyd Jackson:

    County officials have yet to make a decision as to what to do with the facility. But while they dither, the monthly meter is running. According to figures compiled by the Detroit Free Press some of the monthly costs include : Despite the hefty costs of The Wayne County Jail, and the county teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, Wayne County Executive Warren Evans does not appear to be any closer to making a decision on the building site. Due to the county's financial state, anything done on the... jail will just add to the deficit, once the deficit has been solved, the county can move forward with options on whether to finish the Gratiot site or renovate the three existing jails. As the county makes progress on its recovery plan, it will better be able to solve the jail issue. The Wayne County Jail was originally proposed as a $ 300 million, 2,000-bed jail that would combine the other county correctional facilities. Ground was broken on the work site in September 2011, but was stalled nearly two years later, in June 2013, when a 60-day suspension was imposed after projected cost overruns totaled nearly $ 100 million. Construction never resumed, and later that summer, the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office launched an investigation into the project. The investigation led to the arrest of former Wayne County Chief Financial Officer Carla Sledge, attorney Steven Collins and construction manager Anthony Parlovecchio. Five parties have expressed interest in buying the construction site, including Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert, who has been active in Detroit’s ongoing attempt at urban renewal. But so far, the county has not accepted any offers — which is proving costly to taxpayers.

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