sleigh

noun
\ˈslā \

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

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Guests are transported to the cabin via an open-air sleigh ride and then treated to a five-course meal of exquisite, regionally inspired fare and a menu that is carefully paired with spectacular wines. Discover Magazine, "The Great Snow of Beaver Creek," 3 Oct. 2018 This holiday store on steroids has a life-size nativity scene, a 6-foot-plus moose and polar bear, Santa's sleigh, real-life reindeer, and, of course, Santa visits for customers year-round. Lauren Smith, House Beautiful, "Every Day Is Chrismas at the Santa Claus House in North Pole, Alaska," 23 Nov. 2015 Explore the 200-year-old, English-style bank barn, where there is an array of treasures and tools, a sleigh, and ice making tools that early farmers used. Courant Community, "Community News For The Glastonbury Edition," 10 July 2018 Explore the 200-year-old, English-style bank barn, where there is an array of treasures and tools, a sleigh, and ice making tools that early farmers used. Courant Community, "Community News For The Glastonbury Edition," 10 July 2018 Explore the 200-year-old, English-style bank barn, where there is an array of treasures and tools, a sleigh, and ice making tools that early farmers used. Courant Community, "Community News For The Glastonbury Edition," 10 July 2018 Explore the 200-year-old, English-style bank barn, where there is an array of treasures and tools, a sleigh, and ice making tools that early farmers used. Courant Community, "Community News For The Glastonbury Edition," 10 July 2018 Explore the 200-year-old, English-style bank barn, where there is an array of treasures and tools, a sleigh, and ice making tools that early farmers used. Courant Community, "Community News For The Glastonbury Edition," 10 July 2018 Explore the 200-year-old, English-style bank barn, where there is an array of treasures and tools, a sleigh, and ice making tools that early farmers used. Courant Community, "Community News For The Glastonbury Edition," 10 July 2018

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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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The first known use of sleigh was in 1703

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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 \

Kids Definition of sleigh

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

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