\ 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 luger (audio) \ noun

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Gold medal-winning ice dancer Scott Moir, speed skater Gilmore Junio, luge medal winner Sam Edney all played for the COC. Kevin Allen, USA TODAY, "The USA vs. Canada hockey game you didn't know about at the Olympics," 23 Feb. 2018 Doing an Olympic luge run without a visor to protect your eyes. Des Bieler,, "Olympic luger loses protective visor, survives breakneck run in freezing temperatures without it," 12 Feb. 2018 Olympics luge star Chris Mazdzer tied with Harding for third with a score of 66 for two dances. Fox News, "'DWTS' recap: Tonya Harding cries after her son watches her dance, two more celebs go home," 8 May 2018 With eight of the nine events now complete in bobsled, skeleton and luge, Germany has won five golds and will be a favorite to grab yet another in the four-man event that ends on the final day of these games Sunday. Tim Reynolds,, "U.S. team of Elana Meyers Taylor and Lauren Gibbs win silver in women's bobsled," 21 Feb. 2018 Folks who don’t know what a hockey puck is will become instant experts on ski jumping, snowboarding, and luge. Mark Maloney,, "Winter Olympics 2018: If you can't find joy in the Games, something's wrong | Opinion," 8 Feb. 2018 Curling is a sport for people who just don’t get to do enough sweeping at home, and the luge is an extraordinarily efficient way to avoid creditors. Michael Rosenberg,, "No Fear: Six Knee Surgeries Couldn't Stop USA's Sarah Hendrickson from Returning to Ski Jumping," 12 Feb. 2018 Opening Ceremony flag bearer Erin Hamlin, who is attending her fourth Olympics, will take to the course in women's singles luge. Jeff Seidel, Detroit Free Press, "Winter Olympics 2018: What to watch on Day 4, including gold medal finals," 11 Feb. 2018 People who would otherwise be disengaged from whatever luge is – sledding down a narrow, serpentine track – have suddenly taken a shine to it. Ashley Hoffman, Time, "The Internet's New Favorite Pastime Is Swooning Over Luge Sensation Chris Mazdzer," 13 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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