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1sledge

noun \ˈslej\

Definition of SLEDGE

Origin of SLEDGE

Middle English slegge, from Old English slecg; akin to Old Norse sleggja sledgehammer, Old English slēan to strike — more at slay
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Hardware Terms

adze, auger, awl, chock, ferrule, punch, tang

Rhymes with SLEDGE

2sledge

verb
sledgedsledg·ing

Definition of SLEDGE

First Known Use of SLEDGE

1654

Other Hardware Terms

adze, auger, awl, chock, ferrule, punch, tang

3sledge

noun

Definition of SLEDGE

1
British :  sleigh
2
:  a strong heavy sled

Origin of SLEDGE

Dutch dialect sleedse; akin to Middle Dutch sledde sled
First Known Use: 1617

Other Vehicles Terms

brougham, hansom, litter, shay, skid, sulky, wain

4sledge

verb
sledgedsledg·ing

Definition of SLEDGE

intransitive verb
1
:  to travel with a sledge
2
British :  to ride in a sleigh
transitive verb
:  to transport on a sledge

First Known Use of SLEDGE

1708

Other Vehicles Terms

brougham, hansom, litter, shay, skid, sledge, sulky, wain

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