- a brand of automatic pistol of 9-millimeter caliber, made in Germany.
- 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 lugers
Then the lugers came stamping in for refreshments, and their costumes interested us.The Car That Went Abroad
Albert Bigelow Paine
- a racing toboggan on which riders lie on their backs, descending feet first
- (intr) to ride on a luge
- trademark a German 9 mm calibre automatic pistol
Word Origin and History for lugers
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.
type of German automatic pistol, 1904, from Georg Luger (1849-1923), Austrian-born firearms expert.