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

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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 Children’s toys — including a bicycle and a sled — sat beside the front entrance of the home Tuesday. BostonGlobe.com, "Three youths allegedly involved in Maine murder had turbulent family backgrounds," 24 Apr. 2018 To make a working sled, the teens are learning how to troubleshoot and use computer models and 3-D printers to create and program their design. Kathy Boccella, Philly.com, "A sled for the blind? Students are making one at Bensalem High School," 3 Apr. 2018 He's done hauling the heavy sled of rosters with liabilities and chemistry problems, that's clear. Sally Jenkins, chicagotribune.com, "Welcome to L.A., LeBron James. See yourself out, LaVar Ball.," 2 July 2018 The riders can use levers to slow or stop the sleds. Hugo Martin, latimes.com, "Another weak snow season brings zip lines, yoga, cycling to California resorts this summer," 29 June 2018 The third-year lineman participated in individual drills and hit the sled with the rest of his peers, but he was held out of team drills and only snapped the football during 7 on 7s in the latter half of practice. Jeff Mclane, Philly.com, "Eagles practice observations: Sidney Jones held back with 'soreness;' Carson Wentz dials it up; Darren Sproles takes mental reps," 12 June 2018 There is nothing lucky about Bascue’s presence here, leading the top two U.S. sleds. Tim Layden, SI.com, "Codie Bascue, the Bobsled Driver from a Little Town Called Whitehall, Begins His Olympic Journey," 14 Feb. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

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 Dan Ryan Woods 87th Street and Western Avenue 800-870-3666 Give night sledding a try on this hill, which is open late (10 a.m.-9 p.m. daily) thanks to lighting. Sadé Carpenter, RedEye Chicago, "Embrace or escape from the cold with these winter activities in Chicago," 21 Dec. 2017 Colorado members once took a weekend-long adventure that included dog sledding lessons, a hot springs visit and a yoga class for $200. Lizzie Stokes, San Antonio Express-News, "New San Antonio group leads members on women-only adventures," 9 July 2018 The land 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. BostonGlobe.com, "President’s son drops appearance at Bush fund-raiser," 20 June 2018 New details of the plan include the creation of a skate park and climbing wall in the viaduct under the Kennedy Expressway east of The 606, as well as a splash pool, sledding hill and dog park. Chicago Tribune, chicagotribune.com, "Latest plans for Lincoln Yards development on North Side include dog park, sledding hill," 15 Mar. 2018 Based on the beloved books by Arnold Lobel, this young-audiences version of the show teaches life lessons as Frog and Toad plant gardens, go swimming, rake leaves and try sledding. Matthew J. Palm, OrlandoSentinel.com, "The Beatles add music to Orlando Rep's 2018-19 season," 11 June 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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