\ ˈlüzh How to pronounce luge (audio) \

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 How to pronounce luge (audio) \ noun

Examples of luge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While there are a few other luge tracks in the United States, Muskegon’s is the only kunstbahn track that’s made from natural ice and not refrigerated. Brittany Anas, Forbes, "Missing The Olympics? Here’s 4 Spots Where You Can Go For Gold This Winter," 25 Feb. 2021 Counting all three sliding sports — bobsled, skeleton and luge — American athletes won 18 medals on the top international sliding circuits this winter, all from women. Tim Reynolds, ajc, "Double gold: Humphries finishes off historic bobsled sweep," 14 Feb. 2021 Overall World Cup leader Alexis Pinturault of France was third, 0.95 back … Natalie Geisenberger of Germany claimed her 50th World Cup women’s luge win, finishing about .25 ahead of Austria’s Madeleine Egle in Oberhof, Germany., "NBA postpones 76ers-Thunder game due to COVID-19 contract tracing," 17 Jan. 2021 Displays devoted to the winter Olympics feature a sloping screen with skiers and luge athletes zooming by, plus an overhead screen with snowboarders doing aerial flips against a virtual sky. Steven Litt, cleveland, "Museum consultants Dennis and Kathy Barrie add U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum to their national portfolio," 10 Jan. 2021 The musical, about a woman’s ride with a bipolar disorder as swervy as a luge run, cleaves the heart. Washington Post, "Best theater of 2020: Sondheim’s birthday, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ Mary Neely, ‘The Amen Corner’ and more," 9 Dec. 2020 As Hannah Godwin and Dylan Barbour plan their wedding, there’s only one item the groom has requested for the celebration: an ice luge. Ally Mauch,, "The Bachelor's Hannah Godwin Reveals the Rare Item That Dylan Barbour Wants at Their Wedding," 13 Aug. 2020 The weather also led to the cancellation of the opening session of the luge national championships at Mount Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid. Washington Post, "Storms kill 2, knock out power, downs trees on East Coast," 2 Nov. 2019 Keep reading for a, wait for it, de-luge of more details about Erin and her sport. 1. Leanna Commins, Cosmopolitan, "13 Things to Know About Erin Hamlin, Team USA's Medal-Winning Luger," 8 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of luge

1905, in the meaning defined above

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7 Mar 2021

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“Luge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of luge

: a small sled used for racing down an ice track

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