What does sleigh mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sled, sledge, sleighverb

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

  2. sled, sleighverb

    ride (on) a sled


  1. sleighnoun

    A vehicle moved on runners, and used for transporting persons or goods on snow or ice.

  2. sleighverb

    To ride or drive a sleigh.

  3. sleighadjective


  4. Etymology: From slee.


  1. sleigh

    A sleigh is a type of vehicle, typically on runners, for conveying goods or passengers over snow or ice, pulled by horses or dogs. It can also reference a large vehicle used for transporting goods or people, especially one drawn by horses and used in the past in snowy conditions. In a festive context, it is often associated with Santa Claus who is traditionally depicted as riding a sleigh pulled by reindeer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sleighadjective


  2. Sleighnoun

    a vehicle moved on runners, and used for transporting persons or goods on snow or ice; -- in England commonly called a sledge

  3. Etymology: [Cf. D. & LG. slede, slee, Icel. slei. See Sled.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sleigh

    slā, n. same as Sled.—ns. Sleigh′-bell, a small bell attached to a sleigh or its harness; Sleigh′ing, the act of riding in a sleigh or sled.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Sleigh is ranked #53204 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Sleigh surname appeared 389 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Sleigh.

    87.6% or 341 total occurrences were White.
    5.9% or 23 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.5% or 10 total occurrences were Black.
    1.5% or 6 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sleigh in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sleigh in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of sleigh in a Sentence

  1. Lydia Maria Child:

    Over the river and through the wood, To grandfather's house we go The horse knows the way To carry the sleigh, Through the white and drifted snow.

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