EXAMPLES | . Trademark a brand of automatic pistol of 9-millimeter caliber, made in Germany. 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. Origin of luge
Borrowed into English from
dialectal French around 1900–05 Related forms lug·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for lugers Historical Examples of lugers British Dictionary definitions for lugers noun a racing toboggan on which riders lie on their backs, descending feet first Word Origin for luge
C20: from French
noun trademark a German 9 mm calibre automatic pistol Word Origin for Luger
C20: named after George
Luger (1849–1923), German gun designer
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Word Origin and History for lugers n.
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. n.
type of German automatic pistol, 1904, from Georg
Luger (1849-1923), Austrian-born firearms expert.
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