dogsled

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noun dog·sled \ ˈdȯg-ˌsled \

Definition of dogsled

:a sled drawn by dogs

dogsled

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dogsledder

play \-ˌsle-dər\ 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.

First Known Use of dogsled

1706


DOGSLED Defined for English Language Learners

dogsled

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Definition of dogsled for English Language Learners

  • : a type of sled that is pulled by dogs


DOGSLED Defined for Kids

dogsled

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noun dog·sled \ ˈdȯg-ˌsled \

Definition of dogsled for Students

:a sled pulled by dogs

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