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toboggan

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noun to·bog·gan \tə-ˈbä-gən\

Simple Definition of toboggan

  • : a long, light sled that has a curved front and that is used for sliding over snow and ice

Full Definition of toboggan

  1. 1 :  a long flat-bottomed light sled made usually of thin boards curved up at one end with usually low handrails at the sides

  2. 2 :  a downward course or a sharp decline

  3. 3 chiefly Southern & Midland :  stocking cap

Illustration of toboggan

Origin of toboggan

Canadian French tobogan, of Algonquian origin; akin to Micmac tobâgun drag made of skin


First Known Use: circa 1820

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toboggan

intransitive verb to·bog·gan

Simple Definition of toboggan

  • : to ride on a toboggan especially down a hill

Full Definition of toboggan

  1. 1 :  to coast on or as if on a toboggan

  2. 2 :  to decline suddenly and sharply

to·bog·gan·er noun
to·bog·gan·ist play \-gə-nist\ noun

Examples of toboggan

  1. The kids tobogganed down the hill.



1846

First Known Use of toboggan

1846



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