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sled

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noun \ˈsled\

Simple Definition of sled

  • : a small vehicle that has a flat bottom or long, narrow strips of metal or wood on the bottom and that is used for moving over snow or ice

Full Definition of sled

  1. 1 :  a vehicle usually on runners for transportation especially on snow or ice; especially :  a small steerable one used especially by children for coasting down snow-covered hills

  2. 2 :  rocket sled

Origin of sled

Middle English sledde, from Middle Dutch; akin to Old English slīdan to slide


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with sled


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sled

verb

Simple Definition of sled

  • : to ride on a sled especially down a hill

Full Definition of sled

sled·dedsled·ding

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  sledge

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to ride on a sled or sleigh

sled·der noun

1706

First Known Use of sled

1706


SLED Defined for Kids

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sled

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noun \ˈsled\

Definition of sled

  1. 1 :  a vehicle on runners for carrying loads especially over snow

  2. 2 :  a small vehicle used mostly by children for sliding on snow and ice




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sled

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verb

Definition of sled

sled·dedsled·ding

  1. :  to ride or carry on a sled





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