\ 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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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 Taiwan's Lien Te-An competes in the men's luge singles. 2. The Editors, Cosmopolitan, "These Photos of The Olympic Men's Luge Competition Are... Spectacular," 12 Feb. 2018 But other medals were scheduled to be awarded in the men’s 10-kilometer sprint in biathlon, the ladies’ moguls in freestyle skiing and men’s luge singles. Dennis Waszak Jr., The Seattle Times, "Red alert: Gerard wins United States’ 1st gold of games," 11 Feb. 2018 But other medals were scheduled to be awarded in the men's 10-kilometer sprint in biathlon, the ladies' moguls in freestyle skiing and men's luge singles. USA TODAY, "Red alert: Gerard wins United States' 1st gold of games," 11 Feb. 2018 Skeleton is the superior sport of the Winter Olympics, yet many people forget about it or compare it to the luge or bobsled. Demetrio Teniente, Houston Chronicle, "Skeleton athletes are wearing some very cool helmets," 15 Feb. 2018 By now, most sports fans are at least a little familiar with the luge: Sledders lying on their backs have been sliding down an icy course at the Olympics since 1964. Victor Mather, New York Times, "What Is Skeleton? It’s Like the Luge — but Headfirst," 14 Feb. 2018 Sip out of an icy shot glass or take a drink from the luge. Amelia Rayno,, "Enjoy a real cold one at these 12 Twin Cities ice bars," 24 Jan. 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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