sled·​ding | \ˈsle-diŋ \

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

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This former Olympic city is undeniably one of the country's top winter sports destinations, with ample opportunities for skiing, fly fishing, snowmobiling, and dog sledding. Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler, "9 U.S. Cities That Are Even Better in Winter," 17 Jan. 2018 Other amenities, such as a sledding hill and disc golf course, are expected to be added in the future. Michelle Mullins, Daily Southtown, "Homer Glen OKs $2.6 million for new playground, sensory garden; work to begin soon," 13 July 2018 Speeding down hills in parks that are not designed for sledding is risky. Cincinnati Enquirer,, "Be safe when sledding!," 15 Jan. 2018 The park is best for hiking, biking, horseback riding and dog sledding, with nearly 25 total miles of trails for those activities. Adam Lukach, RedEye Chicago, "5 relaxing campground getaways outside of Chicago," 8 Mar. 2018 The park also has a sledding hill and two observation towers for taking in the frozen landscape. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "8 of Wisconsin's best state parks to visit in winter," 8 Feb. 2018 Built for manufacturer Louis Stoner, the home's original property included a golf course and a stable, and was a favorite sledding spot during the winter. Karen A. Avitabile,, "Property of the Week: 112 Stoner Drive, West Hartford," 1 Feb. 2018 The sledding continues Tuesday with a visit to Cintas Center from the Butler University Bulldogs (7 p.m., FS1). Cincinnati Enquirer,, "Fresh off Villanova upset, Butler set to visit Xavier," 1 Jan. 2018 Tough sledding for area sprinters in boys 100 Today’s Class 4A boys 100-meter dash prelims were not kind to area sprinters. Buddy Collings,, "Timber Creek junior is off to the races after clinching state tennis title \ State track and field report," 4 May 2018

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First Known Use of sledding

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

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