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 Parents on bikes tow their kids on sleds through slushy snow. Laura Yale, Outside Online, "The Colorado Town That Learned from the 1918 Flu," 27 Apr. 2020 To the villagers along the Iditarod’s remote, often sunless trails, Mountain is just another musher on a sled helmed by 14 dogs. NBC News, "Meet Quince Mountain, the Iditarod's first transgender dog musher," 9 Mar. 2020 Among the reminders: Things like standing up on a sled or hurtling down a hill backward are not allowed. Julie Bosman, New York Times, "Snow ✅ Sled ✅ Thrills ✅," 25 Feb. 2020 No word on if Boring Company sleds will be available next year to help your tiny cars avoid traffic. Roberto Baldwin, Car and Driver, "Radio-Controlled Tesla Cybertruck Comes with Cracked-Window Decal," 21 Feb. 2020 Our kids were beside themselves with the chance to feed the reindeer birch leaves before getting pulled in wooden sleds at a surprisingly brisk clip. Terry Ward, Condé Nast Traveler, "A ‘Frozen’-Inspired Family Vacation With Reindeer, Saunas, and Northern Lights," 22 Nov. 2019 Sixty-two of those races were run when the track was sealed, meaning heavy sleds had compressed the surface to prevent moisture from seeping into the lower levels, creating a harder surface. Corina Knoll, New York Times, "Why So Many Horses Have Died at Santa Anita," 26 June 2019 But residents have complained that visitors have been trying to ride sleds on their property or trespassing to shovel snow into their pickups. Kailyn Brown, Los Angeles Times, "Riverside County reports largest single-day jump in COVID-19 cases on Easter Sunday," 13 Apr. 2020 The sled-worthy snow that Portland has watched and waited for all winter finally landed overnight Saturday, with about an inch falling across the metro area through the night. oregonlive, "Portland Saturday weather: Most significant snowfall of winter lands overnight," 14 Mar. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The facility will also soon have ellipticals and a 90-by-10-foot turf for clients to do farmers carries and sled pushes on. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "He found confidence through fitness. Now he has opened a new 10,000-square-foot Brookfield gym to help others gain theirs.," 10 Mar. 2021 The boys joined the other neighborhood kids in using trays and coolers to sled down a snowy driveway across the street. Talia Richman, Dallas News, "During a stressful year, Dallas families look for joy amid major snowstorm," 15 Feb. 2021 The drag sled doubles as a really long ruler, measuring the distance of each run. David Beard, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2020 Chevrolet, Ford, and Ram HD Pickup Pull-Off," 5 Feb. 2021 The race is supported by sponsors, which help provide the prizes: The winner receives a new dog sled, a beaver fur hat and musher mittens. Marlena Sloss New York Times, Star Tribune, "Two days, 10 dogs, 150 miles in the wilderness: This is the Iditarod for teens," 19 Mar. 2021 Quebec celebrates Mardi Gras with curling, hockey, sled racing and folk dancing. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV this week: ‘The Searchers’; ‘Forrest Gump’," 12 Mar. 2021 Spoiler alert, the actual Rosebud sled, pivotal to Orson Welles' classic 1941 film, will be on display. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, "What to know about the Academy Museum, from the 'Jaws' shark to its embrace of 'less proud' film history," 11 Mar. 2021 Malden Fire Chief William Sullivan said the initial call came in at 4:07 p.m. and firefighters put on cold water survival suits and used an ice rescue sled to reach the man in the frozen pond. Emily Sweeney, BostonGlobe.com, "Father and son rescued after falling through ice at a pond in Malden," 10 Mar. 2021 The race is supported by sponsors, which help provide the prizes: The winner receives a new dog sled, a beaver fur hat and musher mittens. New York Times, "2 Days, 10 Dogs, 150 Miles in the Wilderness: This Is the Iditarod for Teens," 9 Mar. 2021

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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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“Sled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sled. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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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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