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bobsled

[ bob-sled ]
/ ˈbɒbˌslɛd /
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noun
a sled having two pairs of runners, a brake, and a steering wheel or other mechanism that enables the front rider to direct the sled down a steeply banked run or chute.
a sled formed of two short sleds coupled one behind the other.
either of the sleds thus coupled.
verb (used without object), bob·sled·ded, bob·sled·ding.
to ride on a bobsled.
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Origin of bobsled

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40; bob2 + sled

OTHER WORDS FROM bobsled

bobsledder, noun
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