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

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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Friends and neighbors show up, bringing kids and sleds and coffee. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "How I Started Making Snow and Turned My Place Into a Ski Resort," 19 Feb. 2019 Meyers Taylor and Jamanka were the last two sleds down the track, and the only two real remaining contenders for gold by that point in the race. Tim Reynolds, chicagotribune.com, "U.S. team of Elana Meyers Taylor and Lauren Gibbs win silver in women's bobsled," 21 Feb. 2018 Worsley skated along the great white continent on skis for over two months while pulling a sled with his supplies. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "Explorer Dies Before He Completes Trek Across Antarctica," 25 Jan. 2016 Spectators spring onto their tiptoes; a kid whoops and punches the air as the sled barrels through curve six. Nick Pachelli, Esquire, "Justin Olsen Will Get Lost," 8 Feb. 2018 Even the unexpected is accounted for – with Edsall, for example, leaving at least 30 minutes unoccupied each week so in-the-doghouse players can pull weighted sleds at 6 a.m. without surpassing the NCAA’s 20-hour weekly work limit. Mike Anthony, courant.com, "Behind The Scenes With Randy Edsall: Inside Look At A Football Coach Rebuilding UConn Program," 24 Apr. 2018 Today, those sleds feature sleek fiberglass base plates and helpful handles. Ryan P. Smith, Smithsonian, "Five Whimsical Words of the Winter Olympics, from ‘Skeleton’ to ‘Salchow’," 29 Jan. 2018 All participants should sit in a forward-facing position, steering with their feet or a rope tied to the steering handles of the sled. Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati.com, "Be safe when sledding!," 15 Jan. 2018 To qualify, the O’Connor graduate needed to finish ahead of one of three Russian sleds at a race in Switzerland on Sunday — the final possible day — then get help from a teammate at a race in Lake Placid, New York. John Whisler, San Antonio Express-News, "S.A.’s Olsen named to U.S. bobsled team for third time," 15 Jan. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Efforts include creating an all-purpose trail that will provide additional public access by connecting the Lake-to-Lake Trail, which opened in 2009, with the park’s Engle Road sledding hill and parking. Beth Mlady, cleveland.com, "Metroparks CEO extols Middleburg Heights’ importance to park system," 9 June 2019 Find a hill for sledding or head out to your own yard to build a snowman, fort or for the more adventurous with time on their hands, check out these instructions for building an igloo on the Popular Science website, popsci.com. Anna Thomas Bates, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Tallgrass Kitchen: Short ribs are a good fit for Danish 'hygge'," 14 Feb. 2018 Many mall Santas are sledding off to more exciting venues, Mr. Turner says, from corporate events to house parties. Jennifer Levitz, WSJ, "Sad Santas Confront Empty Malls: ‘Do I Have Something in My Beard?’," 17 Dec. 2018 This is great for families trying to get in some winter fun after work and school, or for sledding enthusiasts looking for fun. Milwaukee, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Try these Southeastern Wisconsin sledding hills for some outside activity this winter," 2 Jan. 2018 Some of them build a snow fort on the lawn while others construct sledding jumps. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "How I Started Making Snow and Turned My Place Into a Ski Resort," 19 Feb. 2019 There will be sledding and snowball fights and, okay, maybe some shoveling. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "How I Started Making Snow and Turned My Place Into a Ski Resort," 19 Feb. 2019 This might seem like a daunting task, but Southeastern Wisconsin has many outdoor areas for fun winter activities such as sledding! Milwaukee, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Try these Southeastern Wisconsin sledding hills for some outside activity this winter," 2 Jan. 2018 At her Christmas Eve party this year, Kim threw caution to the wind and headed down an faux snow covered sledding slope in a revealing white dress along with her old friend Paris Hilton. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Kim Kardashian Had a Major Wardrobe Malfunction at Her Christmas Eve Party," 28 Dec. 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)

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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