bobsledding

noun
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 The family’s attempts at indoor bobsledding could lead to a new generation of athletes—or at least a possible reboot of Cool Runnings, the 1993 film that documented the true story behind a Jamaican bobsled team’s run for Olympic glory. Melissa Locker, Time, "Dad Entertains His Kids By Hosting Olympics Extravaganza Indoors," 18 May 2020 My friends thought the bobsledding thing was a little weird,’’ says Codie. Tim Layden, SI.com, "Codie Bascue, the Bobsled Driver from a Little Town Called Whitehall, Begins His Olympic Journey," 14 Feb. 2018 Steve Hall is a former CFL speedster who successfully switched to international bobsledding after retiring from the gridiron. Alex Prewitt, SI.com, "Taylor Hall Raises the Bar for Himself, Devils in MVP-Caliber Season," 12 Apr. 2018 Spectators can take in skiing, snowboarding and bobsledding among the 102 events, a record number for a Winter Olympics. John L. Dorman, New York Times, "Where to Watch Sports in 2018," 11 Jan. 2018 Women's bobsledding has a new star, and a surprise Olympic champion. Tim Reynolds, chicagotribune.com, "U.S. team of Elana Meyers Taylor and Lauren Gibbs win silver in women's bobsled," 21 Feb. 2018 The rush of bobsledding, the thrill of lugeing, the, yes, grace of curling. Kate Silver, chicagotribune.com, "Curling in Chicago? Bobsled for amateurs? Get your Olympics fix at these spots around the country.," 28 Feb. 2018 The original Jamaican bobsledding team charmed the world in the 1988 winter games, but became more famous in 1993 when Disney released Cool Runnings, a film starring John Candy, that grossed nearly $69 million (or over $120 million today). Chris Morris, Fortune, "The Jamaican Olympic Bobsled Coach Suddenly Quit, and She May Take the Bobsled With Her," 15 Feb. 2018 Try your luck skiing, bobsledding, or ice skating in the same places as iconic athletes. Alyson Krueger, Vogue, "Where to Watch the Winter Olympics, Craft Cocktail in Hand," 9 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of bobsledding

1883, in the meaning defined above

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“Bobsledding.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bobsledding. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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