sleigh

noun
\ ˈslā How to pronounce sleigh (audio) \

Definition of sleigh

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an open usually horse-drawn vehicle with runners for use on snow or ice

sleigh

verb
sleighed; sleighing; sleighs

Definition of sleigh (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to drive or travel in a sleigh

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Noun

In the meaning defined above

Examples of sleigh in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Meanwhile, sleigh bells are ringing and snow is glistening at OWN, Up, Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max and YouTube. Whitney Friedlander, Los Angeles Times, 30 Nov. 2020 Birmingham police officers paraded through the city’s west side in their Christmas sleigh, passing out toys to children who were beyond excited to see Santa and his elves in blue. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, 22 Dec. 2020 In a statement, Hallmark has gifted us with some highlights of what is coming for us when the summertime sleigh bells ring. Rebecca Angel Baer, Southern Living, 2 June 2021 Those are sleigh bells jingling, ring tingle tingling, y’all. Michelle Matos-becerra, Essence, 24 Nov. 2020 Morgan’s car was loaded up like Santa's sleigh, and the delivery dilemma was solved. Julie Agan, NOLA.com, 11 Jan. 2021 The tracker showed Santa's sleigh above Russia at 8 a.m. ET on Christmas Eve. Julia Musto, Fox News, 25 Dec. 2020 Rooms are outfitted with king-size sleigh beds, and bathrooms feature old-style black-and-white hex tile. Richard A. Marini, San Antonio Express-News, 2 Apr. 2021 In Minnesota, at Nisswa's Grand View Lodge, sleigh rides behind a pair of Clydesdales and lighted ice rinks are among the fresh-air opportunities. Kerri Westenberg, Star Tribune, 12 Feb. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Winter activities are the best, to sleigh the least. Corinne Sullivan, Woman's Day, 11 Dec. 2020 That’s a question not answered easily, right alongside with just how does Santa stuff that sleigh with all those presents for girls and boys. Tom Noie, Indianapolis Star, 27 Dec. 2019 There are enough holiday TV movies to overturn Santa’s sleigh this season, with Oprah Winfrey’s OWN channel and a new streaming service adding to the cargo. Lynn Elber, SFChronicle.com, 6 Dec. 2019 Although this vehicle was never officially part of the USPS fleet, a handful of carriers relied on the Model-T Snowbird attachment kit to plod along snowy routes, providing an alternative to horse and sleigh. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, 18 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of sleigh

Noun

1703, in the meaning defined above

Verb

circa 1729, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sleigh

Noun

Dutch slee, alteration of slede; akin to Middle Dutch sledde sled

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20 Jul 2021

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“Sleigh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sleigh. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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sleigh

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sleigh

: a large, open vehicle that is usually pulled by a horse over snow or ice

sleigh

noun
\ ˈslā How to pronounce sleigh (audio) \

Kids Definition of sleigh

: an open usually horse-drawn vehicle with runners for use on snow or ice

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