sled

noun
\ˈsled \

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 total, the pack, which will be on a sled, will weigh more than 170 pounds. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "How an Extreme Endurance Athlete Trains to Trek 704 Miles From Antarctica to the South Pole," 11 Oct. 2018 When Worsley set off from Berkner Island, his sled weighed 325 pounds. Sara Wheeler, WSJ, "‘The White Darkness’ Review: Coming in From the Cold," 25 Oct. 2018 So a local fisherman ferried ballots by dog sleds to Savissivik, one of the island’s most remote towns, reported Reuters. Staff, The Christian Science Monitor, "Meanwhile in ... Greenland, dog sleds were used to rush ballots to remote polling areas," 31 May 2018 On Tuesday, Spillar had just finished fixing a broken sled nose for an Italian hockey player, who temporarily came out of the team's 2-0 win over Sweden on Monday to switch to a back-up sled. Kim Tong-hyung, The Christian Science Monitor, "Repair shop plays vital role during Paralympics," 15 Mar. 2018 On Tuesday, Spillar had just finished fixing a broken sled nose for an Italian hockey player, who temporarily came out of the team's 2-0 win over Sweden on Monday to switch to a back-up sled. Kim Tong-hyung, Fox News, "Repair shop integral part of competition at Paralympics," 15 Mar. 2018 These bulldozers with armored cabs roll off the barges pulling sleds with steel mats to build roads across the soft sand. Popular Mechanics, "How the D-Day Invasion Was Planned," 6 June 2017 Instead, the first artifact on view in this well-imagined and surprisingly wide-ranging new temporary exhibition is a wooden sled. Steve Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "'Antarctic Dinosaurs' bring new ice age to Field Museum," 13 June 2018 This giant golden sled of a car, having fallen far from its prime, is about to come up for auction. Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY, "Crazy 1950s Golden Sahara II show car, now a faded dream, to be auctioned," 11 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The land in question was donated by BNSF Railway in 2008 to Zinke’s Great Northern Veterans Peace Park Foundation to create a park for children to sled and skate in the winter. Washington Post, "Lawmakers seek investigation of Interior boss’ land deal," 21 June 2018 The first phase included a park, ice skating rink, sledding hill, and restaurant-brewery. Peter Grant, WSJ, "Atlanta Braves Owner Says County Wins Big From Development Near New Stadium," 9 Oct. 2018 Winter offers plenty of skiing, snow hiking, and sledding. Adam H. Graham, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Perfect Long Weekend in Bavaria," 17 Sep. 2018 The sisters freed their inner children by sledding next to tiny tots and teens alike. Alexis Hobbs, Country Living, "These Free-Spirited Nuns Sledding In Central Park Are Guaranteed to Make You Smile," 25 Jan. 2016 In the videos, the boys take turns sledding behind the massive parachute, while the rest of the group races alongside in an ATV as fast as 20 mph, preparing to help stop the sled if things get too crazy. Nicole Blanchard, idahostatesman, "‘Pure Idaho boy logic’: Gusty weather led these boys to a new extreme sport | Idaho Statesman," 9 Apr. 2018 Strong March winds could’ve ruined the Lerwill family’s spring break, but thanks to an old Army parachute and some innovation, these East Idahoans created a new way to have fun: wind sledding. Nicole Blanchard, idahostatesman, "‘Pure Idaho boy logic’: Gusty weather led these boys to a new extreme sport | Idaho Statesman," 9 Apr. 2018 The party will include food and beverages, music, a snowman-building contest, crafts and, of course, sledding. Geoff Bruce, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "5 things to do in the northwest suburbs this week," 2 Feb. 2018 Xavier must continue the uphill sledding demanded of Big East play. Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati.com, "Fresh off Villanova upset, Butler set to visit Xavier," 1 Jan. 2018

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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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sled

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sled

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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)

: to ride on a sled especially down a hill

sled

noun
\ˈsled \

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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