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sleigh

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noun \ˈslā\

Simple Definition of sleigh

  • : a large, open vehicle that is usually pulled by a horse over snow or ice

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sleigh

  1. :  an open usually horse-drawn vehicle with runners for use on snow or ice

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Origin and Etymology of sleigh

Dutch slee, alteration of slede; akin to Middle Dutch sledde sled


First Known Use: 1703

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sleigh

intransitive verb

Definition of sleigh

  1. :  to drive or travel in a sleigh



Circa 1729

First Known Use of sleigh

circa 1729

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SLEIGH Defined for Kids

sleigh

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noun \ˈslā\

Definition of sleigh for Students

  1. :  an open usually horse-drawn vehicle with runners for use on snow or ice




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