luge

[ loozh ]
/ luʒ /

noun

a one- or two-person sled for coasting or racing down a chute, used especially in Europe.

verb (used without object), luged, lug·ing.

to go or race on a luge: to luge at nearly 70 miles per hour.

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Origin of luge

Borrowed into English from dialectal French around 1900–05

OTHER WORDS FROM luge

luger, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for luge

luge
/ (luːʒ) /

noun

a racing toboggan on which riders lie on their backs, descending feet first

verb

(intr) to ride on a luge

Word Origin for luge

C20: from French
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