\ 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

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 Familiarity with a skeleton track, which takes place on the same course as bobsled and luge, is important because each is unique. Stu Woo, WSJ, 9 Feb. 2022 Some events, like the curling and luge have already begun. Jessie Yeung, CNN, 4 Feb. 2022 The first curling and luge events began on Tuesday, Feb. 2, with alpine skiing, freestyle skiing, ice hockey, and ski jumping getting an early start on Wednesday. Chris Morris, Fortune, 3 Feb. 2022 Although the opening ceremony is Friday, action begins Wednesday with curling and luge. Mike Hart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2 Feb. 2022 Here’s Jones’s (profane) take on the luge, a high-speed sledding event. Washington Post, 16 Feb. 2022 By moving their head and shoulders or flexing their calves, athletes can turn the luge. John Eric Goff, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 Feb. 2022 But there was just something different about the high-speed intensity of the luge—her top speed is 84 mph—that held her attention. Johanna Gretschel, SELF, 4 Feb. 2022 The Beijing Games are scheduled to begin Feb. 4 with the luge competition scheduled for Feb. 5-10. Staff Reports,, 10 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of luge

1905, in the meaning defined above

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“Luge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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