[dawg-sled, dog-]


Also dog sledge. a sled pulled by dogs, especially one used by Arctic peoples, as the Eskimos.

verb (used without object), dog·sled·ded, dog·sled·ding.

to travel by dogsled.

Origin of dogsled

An Americanism dating back to 1800–10; dog + sled Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for dogsled

bobsled, luge, toboggan, sledge

Examples from the Web for dogsled

Contemporary Examples of dogsled

  • I said “Yeah, mon.” And then they started the Jamaica Dogsled team, and they wanted to send us abroad to do races.

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    Jamaica, We Have a Dogsled Team

    Allen St. John

    March 25, 2014

Historical Examples of dogsled

  • All Hager had to do was slow the dogsled to a walk, and his partner died.

    Cold Ghost

    Chester S. Geier

British Dictionary definitions for dogsled



mainly US and Canadian a sleigh drawn by dogsAlso called: (Brit) dog sledge, dog sleigh
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