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
Examples of bobsled in a Sentence
He drove a bobsled in the winter Olympics.
Recent Examples of bobsled from the Web
Never ridden a bobsled, slid on a skeleton or kicked a rugby ball?
And track stars (see Lolo Jones), football players (see Herschel Walker) and people who do both (see Willie Gault) have long been crossing from their original sports to ride bobsled in the Winter Olympics.
In the first phase of the project, the USOC is looking only for athletes for cycling, rugby and the sliding sports of bobsled and skeleton.
Before returning to the White House for his most recent term, Mosteller relocated to Salt Lake City to help organize the bobsled, luge and ski-jumping competitions at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.
The bobsleds are the latest addition to the roster of Disneyland Resort attractions with Fastpass.
Russia is set to hold the world championships in bobsled and skeleton in Sochi in two months.
On the bobsled, three amateurs are paired with a professional pilot, while skeleton novices get strapped to their own sled and sent down the hill solo.
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Origin and Etymology of bobsled
perhaps from 4bob
First Known Use: 1817See Words from the same year
BOBSLED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bobsled for English Language Learners
: a small vehicle for two or four people that slides over snow and ice and is used for racing
BOBSLED Defined for Kids
Definition of bobsled for Students
: a racing sled made with two sets of runners, a hand brake, and often a steering wheel
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