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Sled definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SLED, n. A carriage or vehicle moved on runners, much used in America for conveying heavy weights in winter, as timber, wood, stone and the like.
SLED, v.t. To convey or transport on a sled; as, to sled wood or timber.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a vehicle mounted on runners and pulled by horses or dogs; for transportation over snow [syn: sled, sledge, sleigh] v
1: ride (on) a sled [syn: sled, sleigh]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English sledde, from Middle Dutch; akin to Old English sl?dan to slide Date: 14th century 1. a vehicle usually on runners for transportation especially on snow or ice; especially a small steerable one used especially by children for coasting down snow-covered hills 2. rocket sled II. verb (sledded; sledding) Date: 1706 transitive verb sledge intransitive verb to ride on a sled or sleigh sledder noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. US --n. a sledge. --v.intr. (sledded, sledding) ride on a sledge. Etymology: MLG sledde, rel. to SLIDE

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Sled Sled, n. [Akin to D. slede, G. schlitten, OHG. slito, Icel. sle?i, Sw. sl["a]de, Dan. sl?de, and E. slide, v. See Slide, and cf. Sledge a vehicle, Sleigh.] 1. A vehicle on runners, used for conveying loads over the snow or ice; -- in England called sledge. 2. A small, light vehicle with runners, used, mostly by young persons, for sliding on snow or ice.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Sled Sled, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sledded; p. pr. & vb. n. Sledding.] To convey or transport on a sled; as, to sled wood or timber.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(sleds, sledding, sledded) 1. A sled is the same as a sledge. (AM) N-COUNT 2. If you go sledding, you ride on a sled. (AM) We got home and went sledding on the small hill in our back yard. VERB: V-ing

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. See sledge.

Moby Thesaurus

Skimobile, Sno-Cat, barge, blade, boat, bobsleigh, bus, cart, coach, coast, coaster, cutter, dogsled, double-ripper, drag, dray, ferry, flit, float, flow, fly, glide, glissade, haul, ice-skate, jumper, lighter, luge, pung, raft, roller-skate, runner, sail, scoot, ship, sideslip, skate, skateboard, ski, skid, skim, sledge, sleigh, slide, slip, slither, snowmobile, sweep, toboggan, troika, truck, van, wagon, weasel, wheelbarrow

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