bobsled

noun
bob·​sled | \ ˈbäb-ˌsled How to pronounce bobsled (audio) \

Definition of bobsled

1 : a short sled usually used as one of a pair joined by a coupling
2 : a large usually metal sled used in racing and equipped with two pairs of runners in tandem, a long seat for two or more people, a steering wheel, and a hand brake

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Other Words from bobsled

bobsled intransitive verb
bobsledder noun

Examples of bobsled in a Sentence

He drove a bobsled in the winter Olympics.

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Canada and Germany shared a gold medal by tying in the men's bobsled with an exact finishing time of 3:16.86. Chris Chavez, SI.com, "Tuesday Olympic Daily Digest: Could the U.S. Men's Hockey Team Medal?," 20 Feb. 2018 Mariama Jamanka won the women's bobsled, giving Germany its fifth gold medal in eight sliding events so far at Pyeongchang. Tim Brown, OregonLive.com, "Oregon's own Laurenne Ross takes 15th place in women's downhill at 2018 Winter Olympics," 21 Feb. 2018 In those same games, Great Britain and France tied for the bronze in the four-man bobsled, just 0.05 seconds behind Switzerland, while Germany won the gold. Khadrice Rollins, SI.com, "Watch: Canada and Germany Tie for Gold in Two-Man Bobsled," 19 Feb. 2018 McGuffie has been selected to compete in the bobsled at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Jeff Seidel, Detroit Free Press, "Ex-Michigan RB Sam McGuffie takes football skills to Olympic bobsled," 23 Jan. 2018 When the 2018 Winter Olympics come to an end this weekend, when the last bobsled has crossed the finish line, politics will have one more chance to elbow into the picture. David Wharton, latimes.com, "Politics is part of the story, but the Pyeongchang Winter Games kept the focus on the athletes," 25 Feb. 2018 Dawid Kupczyk drives Poland's bobsled during Bobsleigh training. Flora Carr, Time, "Here's How You Can Tell the Differences Between Luge, Bobsled and Skeleton," 16 Feb. 2018 Whoosh forward in the bobsled of your imagination to the 2038 Winter Olympics, and wonder: Will this scene from last Wednesday even be viable? Chuck Culpepper, chicagotribune.com, "America's gay Olympians hope that in 20 years 'gay Olympians' won't be a thing," 24 Feb. 2018 Now, the fearless bobsled driver prepares for his Olympic moment with his hometown in mind. Tim Layden, SI.com, "Codie Bascue, the Bobsled Driver from a Little Town Called Whitehall, Begins His Olympic Journey," 14 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of bobsled

1817, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bobsled

perhaps from bob entry 4

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bobsled

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bobsled

US : a small vehicle for two or four people that slides over snow and ice and is used for racing

bobsled

noun
bob·​sled | \ ˈbäb-ˌsled How to pronounce bobsled (audio) \

Kids Definition of bobsled

: a racing sled made with two sets of runners, a hand brake, and often a steering wheel

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