to·​bog·​gan·​ing tə-ˈbä-gə-niŋ How to pronounce tobogganing (audio)
: the act, art, or sport of riding a toboggan

Examples of tobogganing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 10-day celebration includes night parades, ice canoe racing, musical performances, and activities like snow bathing and tobogganing. Julia Eskins, Travel + Leisure, 16 Sep. 2023 Hiking is also popular during the warmer months, while winter brings opportunities for skiing, tobogganing, and glacier tours. Lindsay Cohn, Travel + Leisure, 13 June 2023 The worst of the arctic blast will be departing the region within 36 hours, so Dumont advised to save your snowmobiling, skiing or tobogganing until Sunday, when the temperatures in Portland are expected to reach an ice-melting high of 37 degrees (3 Celsius). David Sharp, ajc, 3 Feb. 2023 August activities at 3,600 feet include hiking, mountain biking, summer tobogganing and eating at the hotel‘s three restaurants, including one in the mountains. Andrew Nelson, WSJ, 10 Aug. 2022 Street tobogganing is just one of many memorable activities families can experience on the Portuguese island of Madeira, part of an archipelago of the same name that includes three other islands. Leron Kornreich, Washington Post, 4 Aug. 2022 Many come for superb skiing or other recreation like cross-country skiing, tobogganing and winter hiking, while others simply come to slow down and enjoy the quaint yet bon vivant lifestyle amongst spectacular scenic beauty. Spencer Elliott, Forbes, 4 Nov. 2021 The trigger that began the tobogganing of the American IQ. Nick Canepa Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Mar. 2021 No snow is required to experience the icy thrill of tobogganing at The Chalet in Mill Stream Run Reservation, 16200 Valley Parkway. Shirley MacFarland, cleveland, 6 Dec. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tobogganing was in 1849

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“Tobogganing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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