noun \tə-ˈbä-gə-niŋ\

Definition of TOBOGGANING

:  the act, art, or sport of riding a toboggan

First Known Use of TOBOGGANING



noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Sport of sliding down a snow-covered hill on a toboggan, a long, flat-bottomed sled made of thin boards curved up at the front end. The word is of Algonquian origin and probably refers to a towing sled. Tobogganing as a sport appears to have originated on the slopes of Mount Royal in Montreal in the late 19th century. In the early 20th century many tobogganing chutes (3-ft-wide wood- or ice-sided channels) were built.


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