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a sledge that is pulled by dogs while a person skis behind to steer and brake
Word Origin
C19: from Finnish pulkka, from Sami pulkke
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  • I put out my feet to steady the pulk, and thereby ploughed a cataract of fine snow into my face, completely blinding me.

    Northern Travel Bayard Taylor
  • My deer became restive, and whirled me around in the snow, filling my pulk.

    Northern Travel Bayard Taylor
  • Then it happened that in a sudden turn over a hill, the pulk upset and Sampo fell out and was left lying in a snow-drift.

  • There is no horse harnessed before the pulk, but a reindeer.

  • I got up, shook myself, righted the pulk, and commenced again.

    Northern Travel Bayard Taylor
  • I tried it once, for a child's sake, but found that the romance of reindeer travel was lost without the pulk.

  • Why, did you ever see a pulk of Cossacks on a forage, Mr Frenche?

  • He sat in the window recess cutting at a model of a Laplander's pulk (sledge) which the Sorenskriver had given him.

    Katharine Frensham Beatrice Harraden
  • In another second I found myself rolling in the loose snow, with the pulk bottom upward beside me.

    Northern Travel Bayard Taylor
  • The deer was harnessed to my pulk, the rein carefully secured around my wrist, and Long Isaac let go his hold.

    Northern Travel Bayard Taylor

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