dogsled

noun
dog·​sled | \ ˈdȯg-ˌsled How to pronounce dogsled (audio) \

Definition of dogsled

: a sled drawn by dogs

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Other Words from dogsled

dogsled intransitive verb
dogsledder \ ˈdȯg-​ˌsle-​dər How to pronounce dogsledder (audio) \ noun

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The sport of racing sleds pulled by dogs over snow-covered cross-country courses, dogsled racing, developed from a traditional Eskimo method of transportation. Modern sleds are usually of wood (ash) construction, with leather lashings and steel- or aluminum-covered runners. The dogs used for pulling the sleds are most often Eskimo dogs, Siberian huskies, Samoyeds, or Alaskan malamutes; teams typically consist of 4–10 dogs. The course is usually 12–30 miles (19–48 km) long, though some, including the Iditarod, an annual dogsled race held in Alaska, are considerably longer.

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The creature Walton and his men had seen driving a dogsled was that form. Steve Haycox, Anchorage Daily News, "Did you know that Dr. Frankenstein’s creation was a dog musher?," 11 Jan. 2018 Sune Stralberg, 66, is a national champion musher, a maker of dogsleds, and owner of Bjorkis Hundprodukter, a one-stop shop for organic kibble, spare sled parts, and dog leads and harnesses. Josh Dean, Bloomberg.com, "How to Move a Town," 5 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of dogsled

1706, in the meaning defined above

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dogsled

noun

English Language Learners Definition of dogsled

chiefly US : a type of sled that is pulled by dogs

dogsled

noun
dog·​sled | \ ˈdȯg-ˌsled How to pronounce dogsled (audio) \

Kids Definition of dogsled

: a sled pulled by dogs

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