bob·​sled·​ding | \ ˈbäb-ˌsle-diŋ How to pronounce bobsledding (audio) \

Definition of bobsledding

: the act, skill, or sport of riding or racing on a bobsled

Examples of bobsledding in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the winter, visitors can enjoy ski jumping, skiing, bobsledding, and luging, and come summer, the destination's waterways and hiking trails offer ample opportunities for open-air activities and water sports. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 6 Apr. 2022 Plus, the vast Adirondack Park has everything an outdoor adventurer could want, from hiking and climbing to skiing and bobsledding. Devorah Lev-tov, Travel + Leisure, 15 Mar. 2022 Humphries hails from Canada and spent the first 16 years of her career helping to build the country into a bobsledding powerhouse, earning two Olympic golds and a bronze along the way. Macaela Mackenzie, SELF, 2 Feb. 2022 The event disparity, owing in part to a belief that bobsledding was too heavy and dangerous for women, resulted not just in more medals for men but in more men participating over all. Sarah Larson, The New Yorker, 17 Feb. 2022 Since then, the Jamaican bobsledding team has competed in six Winter Games. Johanna Gretschel, SELF, 3 Feb. 2022 This concept originated as satire and includes an edited image of a previous Olympic bobsledding team. Emiliano Tahui Gómez, USA TODAY, 11 Feb. 2022 American bobsledding star Elana Meyers Taylor initially had only a single weight plate to use in her quarantine, although she was later provided more extensive equipment, including an exercise bike. Les Carpenter, Anchorage Daily News, 6 Feb. 2022 The bobsledding schedule may work in her favor, though: The monobob competition begins on February 13, and the two-woman bobsled is one of the last events of the games, beginning on February 18, NBC Sports reports. Johanna Gretschel, SELF, 3 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of bobsledding

1883, in the meaning defined above

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“Bobsledding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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