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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The photos of the Kardashian-West crew were from the family's annual Christmas Eve party which, this year, featured snow machines and sledding. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Kim Kardashian Defends Decision to Let Daughter North Wear Red Lipstick," 27 Dec. 2018 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

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First Known Use of sledding

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

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

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