- a one- or two-person sled for coasting or racing down a chute, used especially in Europe.
- to go or race on a luge: to luge at nearly 70 miles per hour.
Origin of luge
Examples from the Web for luge
Contemporary Examples of luge
Of course, the same is true of luge and that only lasts three minutes.DUP-Up To a Point: Oops, I Enjoyed Soccer
P. J. O’Rourke
July 13, 2014
Downhill track sports like luge are technology battles, as exciting as a NASCAR qualifying day.The Stench of Sochi
February 12, 2014
The youngest member of the US luge team, 18-year-old Tucker West, deserves some attention, too.Media Coverage of Olympic Terror Threats Shines Spotlight on Wrong Players
February 3, 2014
There are also certainly examples among skeleton and luge of supreme achievement, limited experience notwithstanding.Is It Really That Easy to be an Olympic Bobsledder?
January 17, 2014
Short of a luge run, Blue Heron Farm has the facilities to provide for any recreational whim.A Vacation From the Public Eye
August 22, 2009
Historical Examples of luge
We went suddenly round a corner, and quietly and without any fuss whatever Simpson left his luge and rolled on to the track.Once a Week
Alan Alexander Milne
Denry, whom nothing could induce to desert his luge, said that obviously "s-k-i" could only spell "planks."
Skates were well-behaved old horses compared to these long, untamed fiends, and a luge was like a tricycle.
And the child turned up the hill with her luge, leaving her elders to unknot the situation.
Luge propter amorem Jesu Christi, sponsi tui, quosque eum videre possis.The Essence of Christianity
- a racing toboggan on which riders lie on their backs, descending feet first
- (intr) to ride on a luge
Word Origin for luge
kind of small toboggan, 1905, from French luge "small coasting sled," from Savoy dialect, from Medieval Latin sludia "sled" (9c.), perhaps from a Gaulish word from the same root as English sled, slide.