\ ˈlüzh \

Definition of luge 

: a small sled that is ridden in a supine position and used especially in competition also : the competition itself

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Other words from luge

luge intransitive verb
luger \ˈlü-zhər \ noun

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For Winter Games rookies, the differences between the sledding events – luge, bobsled (or bobsleigh) and skeleton – can get blurry, just like a luger shooting past at 90 miles an hour. Flora Carr, Time, "Here's How You Can Tell the Differences Between Luge, Bobsled and Skeleton," 16 Feb. 2018 Otherwise, the rooftop spot’s glass atrium will be open, featuring ice luges, shotskis and drink stations for both hot and cold beverages. Adam Lukach, RedEye Chicago, "5 things to do in Chicago this weekend," 8 Feb. 2018 This is the first time the U.S. has medaled in the men's luge singles (luger Erin Hamlin, Team USA's flag bearer in the Opening Ceremony, won bronze in the women's competition at Sochi). Alex Rees, Cosmopolitan, "Chris Mazdzer Wins First U.S. Medal in Men's Luge," 12 Feb. 2018 Although some Olympics enthusiasts may not have known that doubles luge was even a sport when the 2018 Winter Games began on Feb. 8, coverage of the men’s final is now taking the Internet by storm. Megan Mccluskey, Time, "Doubles Luge Is the Olympic Sport That May Finally Break the Internet," 14 Feb. 2018 But in 12 of the previous 14 Olympic men’s luge competitions, the leader after two runs has gone on to win the gold medal. Tim Reynolds, The Seattle Times, "Loch leads, Mazdzer in pursuit in Olympic luge competition," 10 Feb. 2018 Some of the kids gathered around Kelly don’t know what luge is. Gregg Doyel, Indianapolis Star, "Doyel: USA Luge's search for next great Winter Olympian visits Indianapolis," 28 June 2018 Female fans went wild after Chris Mazdzer recently won the first U.S. men's singles luge medal--a silver--at the Winter Olympics. Carole Glines, Fox News, "Sorry, Gals: 'DWTS' 'hot' luge Hunk Chris Mazdzer's galpal is a wedding planner," 1 May 2018 Team USA luger Chris Mazdzer won a silver medal in individual men's luge this year, becoming the first American man to ever medal in the event. CBS News, "Many athletes who chase Olympic glory face harsh financial reality," 20 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of luge

1905, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of luge was in 1905

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English Language Learners Definition of luge

: a small sled used for racing down an ice track

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