bob·​sled·​ding ˈbäb-ˌsle-diŋ How to pronounce bobsledding (audio)
: the act, skill, or sport of riding or racing on a bobsled

Examples of bobsledding in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Realize that there aren’t any great songs about bobsledding. Audrey Burges, The New Yorker, 11 Sep. 2023 How many medals in bobsledding has Team USA won? Johanna Gretschel, SELF, 3 Feb. 2022 The first doctor to treat him said leaving competitive bobsledding so young might help explain why Sisson is able to endure bright lights and run weight training sessions as hip-hop and heavy metal music blares, settings that would be unbearable for many former sliders. New York Times, 4 Jan. 2022 However, a twist of fate put her on the path to bobsledding. Diane J. Cho, Peoplemag, 17 Feb. 2023 Now Jones — who won the two-women bobsled world championship in February with Kaillie Humphries — is focused on earning a spot on the U.S. bobsledding team for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Johnny Dodd,, 8 July 2021 Hoffman, 32, will make her Olympic debut for an American women’s bobsledding program that has won medals at every Winter Olympics since the sport opened women’s competition at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games. Dallas News, 28 Jan. 2022 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bobsledding was in 1880

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“Bobsledding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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