[ bob-sley ]
/ ˈbɒbˌsleɪ /

noun, verb (used without object) Chiefly British. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for bobsleigh

/ (ˈbɒbˌsleɪ) /


a racing sledge for two or more people, with a steering mechanism enabling the driver to direct it down a steeply banked ice-covered run
(esp formerly)
  1. a sleigh made of two short sledges joined one behind the other
  2. one of these two short sledges


(intr) to ride on a bobsleigh
Also called (esp US and Canadian): bobsled (ˈbɒbˌslɛd)

Word Origin for bobsleigh

C19: bob ² + sleigh
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