Origin of sledding
- a small vehicle consisting of a platform mounted on runners for use in traveling over snow or ice.
- a sledge.
- to coast, ride, or be carried on a sled.
- to convey by sled.
Origin of sled
Examples from the Web for sledding
That incorporates all of the happiness—beaches, sledding, love—and pain—war, death, loneliness.Why 'The Giver' Movie Will Disappoint the Book's Fans
August 15, 2014
He takes them to man movies I don't want to see, he takes them for sword fights in the park or sledding in the snow.God Bless My Nannies
February 12, 2009
The young folk of Milton had plenty of sledding, and some skating.The Corner House Girls at School
Grace Brooks Hill
He had been gathering turpentine sap, and sledding it to a "still."Fighting Byng
It would be better to wait, he said, until there was sledding; then we could slip in in no time.The Copperhead
Wouldnt it be wonderful if we did have sledding, next week anyhow?Betty Lee, Freshman
David Goodger (email@example.com)
Sledding or coasting is also slow fun compared to the "bareback" sliding down a steep hill over a hard, glistening crust.Being a Boy
Charles Dudley Warner
Word Origin and History for sledding
early 14c., "a dragged vehicle used for transport of heavy goods," from Middle Dutch sledde "sled," from Proto-Germanic *slid- (cf. Old Saxon slido, Old Norse sleði, Danish slæde, Swedish släde, Old High German slito, German Schlitten "sledge"), from the same root as Old English slidan (see slide (v.)). Not found in Old English. In reference to a sleigh used for travel or recreation, it is attested from 1580s, now mainly American English.
"transport on a sled," 1718; "ride on a sled," 1780, from sled (n.). Related: Sledded; sledding.