sled

noun
\ ˈsled How to pronounce sled (audio) \

Definition of sled

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a vehicle usually on runners for transportation especially on snow or ice especially : a small steerable one used especially by children for coasting down snow-covered hills

sled

verb
sledded; sledding

Definition of sled (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to ride on a sled or sleigh

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Other Words from sled

Verb

sledder noun

Examples of sled in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun In 1818, four families came from the East to settle, traveling by sleds pulled by oxen. Mary Jane Brewer, cleveland, "Granger Township celebrates the 1820s in 2020," 17 Feb. 2020 Other evidence suggested it had been hauled there by sled. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, "Fairbanks man snared dozens of moose to use as wolf bait, troopers say," 17 Jan. 2020 Zoom down icy tracks overlooking the city on a wooden sled reaching speeds of up to 45 miles per hour. Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler, "25 Best Places to Spend Christmas: The World's Most Festive Cities," 6 Dec. 2019 In the mid-19th century, Yuletide and New Year festivities were amped up by masked men dragging flaming tar barrels on sleds through Lerwick’s narrow streets. Karen Gardiner, Condé Nast Traveler, "Meet the Women Vying for a Place in Scotland's Viking Tradition," 22 Jan. 2020 The rugged geologist spent decades traversing Antarctica -- pulling his own sled full of equipment into parts unknown and trekking around a mountain that would one day hold his name. Eva-marie Ayala, Dallas News, "Antarctica adventurer, former UTD president Robert Rutford remembered for charting new courses," 9 Jan. 2020 Jonas later uploaded a few photos to his own Instagram as well, one featuring his wife on her new motor sled, and another with him joining in on the fun. Claudia Harmata, PEOPLE.com, "Nick Jonas Surprises Priyanka Chopra with Snowmobile for Christmas: 'My Husband Knows Me So Well'," 26 Dec. 2019 Participants cannot bring their own sleds and must rent the tubes. Kellie Hwang, Indianapolis Star, "Put down the remote and embrace Indiana winter with these fun activities and destinations," 15 Nov. 2019 Plus, the room is covered in winter accessories including skates and sleds. Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, "There Is a 1960s Ski Lodge-Themed Bar on Top of JFK's TWA Hotel," 14 Jan. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Just around the bend, join former Iditarod racing huskies for dog sledding through Moonlight Basin. Nina Kokotas Hahn, Condé Nast Traveler, "Big Sky's Sweeping Revamp Moves the Montana Resort Beyond Ski," 6 Feb. 2020 From sledding down a Polynesian volcano to celebrating carnival in the Canary Islands, here’s what to experience and where to do it this month. National Geographic, "https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/lists/essential-experiences-to-do-around-the-world-february.html," 31 Jan. 2020 In the winter, Cascade Park is still popular because of its sledding hill. John Pana, cleveland, "See how Northeast Ohio rains let loose two massive waterfalls in the Lorain County Metro Parks," 14 Jan. 2020 The Winter Carnival is a massive family-friendly event, with ice palaces, a snow maze, a snow-sculpting contest, sledding, an ice sculpture garden, an ice bar, parades and more. Washington Post, "Frozen Dead Guy Days and six other cool things to do in cold-weather locales," 10 Jan. 2020 Rangers and volunteers from the Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes and Historic Sleeping Bear will offer winter activities such as sledding, snowshoeing and building snow sculptures. Micah Walker, Detroit Free Press, "Sleeping Bear Dunes to offer Fee Free Days in 2020," 2 Jan. 2020 And, of course, in some places, such as Switzerland, winter activities – skiing, sledding, and other snow sports – are an important part of the culture (and tourism). Rick Steves, USA TODAY, "Why you should visit Europe in winter: Cheaper lodging, holiday markets and no crowds," 11 Dec. 2019 Back to that wintry weather... Winter offers an exciting smorgasbord of activities in the great outdoors—sledding, skiing, building snowmen. Amy Mitchell, Country Living, "When Is the First Day of Winter in 2019?," 22 Nov. 2019 Event features snow in the plaza, sledding, ice carving demos, snowman and live entertainment. Houston Chronicle, "Holidays in Houston: Things to see and do," 20 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of sled

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1706, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for sled

Noun

Middle English sledde, from Middle Dutch; akin to Old English slīdan to slide

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The first known use of sled was in the 14th century

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26 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Sled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sled. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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sled

noun
How to pronounce sled (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of sled

 (Entry 1 of 2)

chiefly US : a small vehicle that has a flat bottom or long, narrow strips of metal or wood on the bottom and that is used for moving over snow or ice

sled

verb

English Language Learners Definition of sled (Entry 2 of 2)

chiefly US : to ride on a sled especially down a hill

sled

noun
\ ˈsled How to pronounce sled (audio) \

Kids Definition of sled

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a vehicle on runners for carrying loads especially over snow
2 : a small vehicle used mostly by children for sliding on snow and ice

sled

verb
sledded; sledding

Kids Definition of sled (Entry 2 of 2)

: to ride or carry on a sled

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