to·​bog·​gan·​ing | \ tə-ˈbä-gə-niŋ How to pronounce tobogganing (audio) \

Definition of tobogganing

: the act, art, or sport of riding a toboggan

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And Cleveland Metroparks is celebrating 50 seasons of tobogganing! Shirley Macfarland,, "SHS team raises over $15,000 for UH Pediatric Cancer research: Strong Points," 12 Jan. 2018 Celebrate the Metroparks Chalet's 50th anniversary with tobogganing, wagon rides, snowshoeing, music and more at the Winterrific Celebration on Sunday. Laura Demarco,, "365 Things to do in Cleveland in 2018: Your ultimate entertainment guide (photos)," 5 Jan. 2018 Ciara posted a video of her family tobogganing (just a fancy word for sliding) down the Great Wall. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Ciara Is Getting Mommy-Shamed for This Instagram of a Fun Day Out With Her Baby," 24 July 2017

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First Known Use of tobogganing

1849, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tobogganing was in 1849

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