- a one- or two-person sled for coasting or racing down a chute, used especially in Europe.
- to go or race on a luge: to luge at nearly 70 miles per hour.
Origin of luge
Borrowed into English from dialectal French around 1900–05
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Examples from the Web for luging
We went back to our café corner to watch the luging and to have luncheon.The Car That Went Abroad
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- a racing toboggan on which riders lie on their backs, descending feet first
- (intr) to ride on a luge
C20: from French
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Word Origin and History for luging
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.
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