bobsledding

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bob·sled·ding

noun \-ˌsle-diŋ\

Definition of BOBSLEDDING

:  the act, skill, or sport of riding or racing on a bobsled

First Known Use of BOBSLEDDING

1883

Rhymes with BOBSLEDDING

bobsledding

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Sport of sliding down a winding ice-covered run on a large metal sled (bobsled). The sled is equipped with two pairs of runners, a long seat for two or more (usually four) people, a steering wheel or steering ropes, and a hand brake. Bobsledding originated in Switzerland in the 1890s and was included in the first Olympic Winter Games in 1924. Championship competitions are held each year. Bob runs are typically about 4,920 ft (1,500 m) long, with 15–20 banked turns. Four-person sleds attain speeds approaching 100 mph (160 kph).

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