\ 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

Examples of luge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Geisenberger has a luge record-tying four Olympic golds in all, being part of Germany’s victories in the team relays in Sochi in 2014 and Pyeongchang in 2018 as well. Tim Reynolds, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Geisenberger, luge’s 7-time champion, not racing this season," 14 Oct. 2019 Favorite activity: riding the toboggan luge at the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, the castle-like hotel perched above the St. Lawrence River. Outside Online, "Québec Is a Winter Adventure Wonderland," 2 Oct. 2019 Another popular carving, an ice luge and bar on the back patio of P.J. Marley’s restaurant, is also returning, said Costic. Allison Wood, cleveland, "Ice Festival organizers hope for ‘winter wonderland’ weather," 9 Feb. 2020 World championships in lower-profile Olympic sports — including luge in two months and wrestling in 2022 — could stay in Russia due to legal difficulties moving them. Graham Dunbar, Anchorage Daily News, "Russia banned from next two Olympics for doping violations," 9 Dec. 2019 The free event also features a bloody mary bar, shot skis, an ice luge, live music and a photo booth. Samantha Nelson, RedEye Chicago, "9 places with food and drink specials during the Winter Olympics," 6 Feb. 2018 Forty miles per hour feels like 80 on this 130-plus-year-old luge track. Outside Online, "Québec Is a Winter Adventure Wonderland," 2 Oct. 2019 At the games, Ferriani worked as competition manager for bobsled, luge and skeleton at Cesana Pariol, which was built for about $100 million. San Diego Union-Tribune, "2026 Olympics in Italy could slide over border to St Moritz," 3 Oct. 2019 For those of us who aren't luge-savvy, is there any similar activity that works for cross-training? Luke Darby, GQ, "The Real-Life Diet of Chris Mazdzer, the First American Man to Win a Luge Singles Medal," 23 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of luge

1905, in the meaning defined above

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20 Mar 2020

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“Luge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of luge

: a small sled used for racing down an ice track

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