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 Others will go even deeper and hire a guide to take them backcountry skiing, go snowshoeing or dog sledding, or rent a snowmobile and explore the park. Travel + Leisure, 17 Jan. 2022 The steep incline that led to their quiet street made for good sledding. Scott Dance,, 27 Oct. 2021 The steep incline that led to their quiet street made for good sledding. Scott Dance,, 27 Oct. 2021 Big Sky, Montana Big Sky, Montana has it all: first-rate skiing, fun outdoorsy adventures like dog sledding, ziplining, and snowshoeing, and quintessential mountain town hospitality. Wendy Altschuler, Forbes, 29 Sep. 2021 The event also features kick sledding, a model train exhibit and fire pit warming stations. Emily Mesner, Anchorage Daily News, 23 Dec. 2021 The steep incline that led to their quiet street made for good sledding. Washington Post, 6 Nov. 2021 Actually, tickets for the four-lane sledding hill are sold out for the season, but there is still free ice skating, food available and warming fires to enjoy., 28 Jan. 2022 This January and February, 2022, some fests are back and feature children’s crafts, dog sled demonstrations, snow painting, sledding and ice skating if weather permits. Sheryl Devore,, 27 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of sledding

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

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6 Apr 2022

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“Sledding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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