toboggan

noun
to·​bog·​gan | \ tə-ˈbä-gən How to pronounce toboggan (audio) \

Definition of toboggan

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a long flat-bottomed light sled made usually of thin boards curved up at one end with usually low handrails at the sides
2 : a downward course or a sharp decline
3 chiefly Southern US and Midland US : stocking cap

toboggan

verb
tobogganed; tobogganing; toboggans

Definition of toboggan (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

1 : to coast on or as if on a toboggan
2 : to decline suddenly and sharply

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Noun

toboggan 1

In the meaning defined above

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Verb

tobogganer noun
tobogganist \ tə-​ˈbä-​gə-​nist How to pronounce toboggan (audio) \ noun

Examples of toboggan in a Sentence

Verb The kids tobogganed down the hill.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Cleveland Metroparks Toboggan Chutes Find your thrill in the chill at the Chalet in Strongsville, whooshing down twin 700-foot refrigerated ice chutes on an old-timey toboggan. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, 24 Feb. 2022 Murphy said the couple also is considering constructing several amenities on the property, including possibly a toboggan run and platform tennis. Bob Goldsborough, chicagotribune.com, 11 Apr. 2022 You will be paired with a pro to patrol the slopes, learn how to handle a toboggan and practice rescues. Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times, 3 Mar. 2022 Cleveland Metroparks Toboggan Chutes Find your thrill in the chill at the Chalet in Strongsville, whooshing down twin 700-foot refrigerated ice chutes on an old-timey toboggan. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, 24 Feb. 2022 Cleveland Metroparks Toboggan Chutes Find your thrill in the chill at the Chalet in Strongsville, whooshing down twin 700-foot refrigerated ice chutes on an old-timey toboggan. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, 24 Feb. 2022 Candidates should be intermediate to advanced skiers/snowboarders, able to pull a loaded toboggan and willing to complete a 110-hour education program by the National Ski Patrol or comparable entity to receive certification. Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times, 3 Mar. 2022 Cleveland Metroparks Toboggan Chutes Find your thrill in the chill at the Chalet in Strongsville, whooshing down twin 700-foot refrigerated ice chutes on an old-timey toboggan. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, 24 Feb. 2022 Cleveland Metroparks Toboggan Chutes Find your thrill in the chill at the Chalet in Strongsville, whooshing down twin 700-foot refrigerated ice chutes on an old-timey toboggan. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, 24 Feb. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Brandon Smith bought Legion FC toboggans for himself and his 10-year-old daughter from the merchandise tent. Cheryl Wray, al, 9 Feb. 2020 The backdrop of snowy evergreens makes the meadow a beautiful place to sled or toboggan. John Pana, cleveland, 9 Jan. 2020 Cost: See the Cleveland Metroparks’ tobogganing webpage for current information. John Pana, cleveland, 9 Jan. 2020 When not on assignment, Robbie can be found chasing adventures at home in the heart of the Alps, or photographing rock climbers on via ferrata, tobogganing competitions, and cultural events. National Geographic, 15 Sep. 2019 Edmond Lam takes his children tobogganing in Edmonton. Paolo Bosonin, WSJ, 26 Dec. 2018 To The Pathe Archives: Here’s the 1965 world tobogganing championship from Davos. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, 26 Jan. 2018 The main reason for my trip to this part of Bavaria, the large state that occupies Germany’s southeastern corner, was to indulge a curiosity about tobogganing. Alex Halberstadt, Smithsonian, 24 Jan. 2018 Edmond Lam takes his children tobogganing in Edmonton. Paolo Bosonin, WSJ, 26 Dec. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of toboggan

Noun

circa 1820, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1846, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for toboggan

Noun

Canadian French tobogan, of Algonquian origin; akin to Micmac tobâgun drag made of skin

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The first known use of toboggan was circa 1820

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29 Apr 2022

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“Toboggan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toboggan. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for toboggan

toboggan

noun
to·​bog·​gan | \ tə-ˈbä-gən How to pronounce toboggan (audio) \

Kids Definition of toboggan

: a long light sled made without runners and curved up at the front

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