sled·​ding ˈsle-diŋ How to pronounce sledding (audio)
: the use of a sled
: the conditions under which one may use a sled
: going sense 4
tough sledding

Examples of sledding in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Despite its remote Arctic location, Longyearbyen has much to offer tourists, including dog sledding, snowmobiling, ice caving, and more. Adrienne Jordan, Travel + Leisure, 3 Mar. 2023 Besides hitting the slopes, visitors can look forward to scenic gondola rides, dog sledding, and ice skating. Lindsay Cohn, Travel + Leisure, 22 Oct. 2023 Timing exactly when to put up the for-sale sign might be even more critical this year as economists predict tough sledding for both buyers and sellers. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, 3 May 2023 Guests can enjoy various weather-dependent activities such as snowshoeing, sledding, and ice skating. Jordi Lippe-McGraw, Forbes, 23 Feb. 2023 The 13-day expeditions will be jam-packed with thrilling activities, such as kayaking, ice fishing, dog sledding, and skijoring. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 3 Aug. 2023 Summer months offer lively Midsummer festivals, swimming, and kayaking, while winters above the Arctic Circle feature the northern lights, reindeer feedings, and dog sledding — plus, quick access to Denmark, Norway, and Finland. Lilly Graves, Travel + Leisure, 6 June 2023 In Hibbing, Dylan had a typical upper Midwest childhood—fishing, sledding, racing bikes and playing ice hockey. Leo Deluca, Smithsonian Magazine, 24 May 2023 The area also offers a tremendous variety of lodging, food and other attractions, like glacier walks, ice climbing, Nordic skiing, dog sledding and much more. Larry Olmsted, Forbes, 31 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of sledding was in the 15th century

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“Sledding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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