: a small sled that is ridden in a supine position and used especially in competition
also : the competition itself
luge intransitive verb
luger noun

Examples of luge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dominik Fischnaller won a bronze medal in luge at the 2022 Beijing Olympics and the season-long World Cup title last season and Amedeo Bagnis this month became the first Italian man to win a World Cup skeleton race after taking silver at last season’s world championships. Andrew Dampf, USA TODAY, 29 Jan. 2024 The sleepy socialist town built new alpine and Nordic ski trails, ski jumps, bobsled and luge runs, a skating rink, dozens of apartment blocks and numerous hotels. Sabina Niksic, USA TODAY, 10 Feb. 2024 Besides enough terrain to keep any snowboarder happy, the resort has lots of off-mountain activities, including an avalanche park, two luges, and a stunning walkway. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 18 Nov. 2023 The biggest challenge simply might have been that Ireland didn’t even have a luge federation. Tim Reynolds, ajc, 7 Feb. 2022 University records from that period say that a fraternity member who was supposed to minimize risk poured hard liquor down an ice luge for partiers to consume. Gary Robbins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Oct. 2023 In addition to the live performances, there was an oil painter and guests could pose in a photo booth or take shots off an ice luge. Jordan Greene, Peoplemag, 22 Sep. 2023 Figure skates, hockey skates and sticks, cross-country skis, and fluorescent-colored sleds that can be pulled on the lake or used as a pseudo luge at a sledding hill on the resort grounds are on offer. Washington Post, 11 Feb. 2022 On the sliding track — the raceway of luge, skeleton and bobsled — a luge athlete, Nodar Kumaritashvili, was killed on the eve of the 2010 Vancouver Games. New York Times, 6 Feb. 2022

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Word History

Etymology

French

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of luge was in 1905

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“Luge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/luge. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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