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Luger

[loo-ger] /ˈlu gər/
Trademark.
1.
a brand of automatic pistol of 9-millimeter caliber, made in Germany.

luge

[loozh] /luʒ/
noun
1.
a one- or two-person sled for coasting or racing down a chute, used especially in Europe.
verb (used without object), luged, luging.
2.
to go or race on a luge:
to luge at nearly 70 miles per hour.
Origin of luge
1900-1905
1900-05; < dialectal French
Related forms
luger, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for lugers

luge

/luːʒ/
noun
1.
a racing toboggan on which riders lie on their backs, descending feet first
verb
2.
(intransitive) to ride on a luge
Word Origin
C20: from French

Luger

/ˈluːɡə/
noun
1.
trademark a German 9 mm calibre automatic pistol
Word Origin
C20: named after George Luger (1849–1923), German gun designer
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Word Origin and History for lugers

luge

n.

kind of small toboggan, 1905, from French luge "small coasting sled," from Savoy dialect, from Medieval Latin sludia "sled" (9c.), perhaps from a Gaulish word from the same root as English sled, slide.

Luger

n.

type of German automatic pistol, 1904, from Georg Luger (1849-1923), Austrian-born firearms expert.

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