bob·​sled·​ding | \ˈbäb-ˌsle-diŋ \

Definition of bobsledding 

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

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My friends thought the bobsledding thing was a little weird,’’ says Codie. Tim Layden,, "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,, "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,, "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,, "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 Both bobsledding and skeleton are offered in Lake Placid’s Olympic Sports Complex, which is open for tours ($9)., "From luge to bobsled to biathlon: Try Winter Olympic events at these 10 destinations, close to Cleveland," 8 Feb. 2018

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1883, in the meaning defined above

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