Definition of luge
: a small sled that is ridden in a supine position and used especially in competition; also : the competition itself
lugerplay \ˈlü-zhər\ noun
Recent Examples of luge from the Web
Many fans turn their attention to sports such as archery, luge, diving and biathlon only when the Olympic Games come around.
At the top: There’s plenty of entertainment for families, including a luge track, Maori cultural performances and a mountain bike park with nearly 100 miles of trails through the pine forest of the Ben Lomond Reserve.
Before returning to the White House for his most recent term, Mosteller relocated to Salt Lake City to help organize the bobsled, luge and ski-jumping competitions at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.
Competitive cyclists and Olympic luge racers get in the tunnel to test the aerodynamics of their clothes, helmets and vehicles, hoping to shave tenths of seconds off their times, which is often the difference between winning a medal and not.
Singles Day Soiree is the place for singles to be on February 14 for an evening filled with dinner, drinks, free shots from a custom ice luge, free champagne for ladies from 9 to 10 p.m., and there will even be naked sushi served off a model.
Mr. Goldberg, a Chinese scholar who grew up in Spring Valley, N.Y., in Rockland County, became a professional luge racer and worked in finance before running a couple of places in Hong Kong.
WHISTLER, British Columbia — Television has the effect of flattening out many sports, but luge might take the title as the sport that suffers the most in translation.
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Origin and Etymology of luge
First Known Use: 1905See Words from the same year
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Definition of luge for English Language Learners
: a small sled used for racing down an ice track
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