sledge

noun (1)
\ ˈslej How to pronounce sledge (audio) \

Definition of sledge

 (Entry 1 of 4)

sledge

verb (1)
sledged; sledging

Definition of sledge (Entry 2 of 4)

sledge

noun (2)

Definition of sledge (Entry 3 of 4)

1 British : sleigh
2 : a strong heavy sled

sledge

verb (2)
sledged; sledging

Definition of sledge (Entry 4 of 4)

intransitive verb

1 : to travel with a sledge
2 British : to ride in a sleigh

transitive verb

: to transport on a sledge

First Known Use of sledge

Noun (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb (1)

1654, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1617, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb (2)

1708, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

History and Etymology for sledge

Noun (1)

Middle English slegge, from Old English slecg; akin to Old Norse sleggja sledgehammer, Old English slēan to strike — more at slay

Noun (2)

Dutch dialect sleedse; akin to Middle Dutch sledde sled

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“Sledge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sledge. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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sledge

noun
\ ˈslej How to pronounce sledge (audio) \

Kids Definition of sledge

: a strong heavy sled

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