sled·​ding | \ ˈsle-diŋ How to pronounce sledding (audio) \

Definition of sledding

1a : the use of a sled
b : the conditions under which one may use a sled
2 : going sense 4 tough sledding

Examples of sledding in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Along with celebrating her birthday, the couple have been spending a lot of time trying some new things including curling, dog sledding, and horseback riding. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Nina Dobrev and BF Shaun White Show Off Their Costumes for Her Re-do Birthday," 12 Jan. 2021 Despite the family’s enormous wealth today, her father’s fledgling business of managing equity mutual funds had rough sledding in the early ’70s when the stock market crashed. Cheryl Hall, Dallas News, "Fidelity’s Abby Johnson is rich, powerful — and largely unknown," 13 Dec. 2020 Once snow is on the ground, snow days mean sledding, hot chocolate and, most importantly, no school. Washington Post, "Distance learning may put snow days on thin ice," 24 Nov. 2020 The sledding will be tougher this week as the Cowboys – co-leaders in the league with Iowa State – have a defense that can slow down Oklahoma's potent offense. Erick Smith, USA TODAY, "Five biggest questions for Week 12 in college football," 19 Nov. 2020 For generations, snow days meant sleeping in, loafing in front of the TV with hot cocoa, and hours of sledding and snowball fights. Maria Cramer, New York Times, "Sorry, Kids. Snow Days Are Probably Over.," 25 Sep. 2020 For ancient Arctic peoples to cover such distances, the authors theorize, dog sledding might have been essential. Brian Handwerk, Smithsonian Magazine, "Husky Ancestors Started Hauling Sleds for Humans Nearly 10,000 Years Ago," 25 June 2020 There’s a terrain park for freestylers, a wide lesson slope, and a snow slide and sledding area for the kiddos. Emily Matchar, Smithsonian Magazine, "Eight of the World’s Coolest Indoor Snow Parks," 26 Feb. 2020 Outdoor activities include catching the northern lights, wildlife photography, husky sledding, snowshoe hiking, and cross-country skiing. Jp Mangalindan, Fortune, "Watch the aurora borealis at this new Swedish resort and spa," 25 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of sledding

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Sledding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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