noun to·bog·gan \tə-ˈbä-gən\

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

Full Definition of TOBOGGAN

:  a long flat-bottomed light sled made usually of thin boards curved up at one end with usually low handrails at the sides
:  a downward course or a sharp decline
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

Other Dialect Terms

bespoke, boughten, lave, muchacho, nigh, spunk, thunk

Rhymes with TOBOGGAN


intransitive verb

: to ride on a toboggan especially down a hill

Full Definition of TOBOGGAN

:  to coast on or as if on a toboggan
:  to decline suddenly and sharply
to·bog·gan·er noun
to·bog·gan·ist \-gə-nist\ noun

Examples of TOBOGGAN

  1. The kids tobogganed down the hill.

First Known Use of TOBOGGAN



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