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Luger

[loo-ger]
Trademark.
  1. a brand of automatic pistol of 9-millimeter caliber, made in Germany.
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luge

[loozh]
noun
  1. a one- or two-person sled for coasting or racing down a chute, used especially in Europe.
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verb (used without object), luged, lug·ing.
  1. 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
Related formslug·er, noun
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Historical Examples of lugers

  • Then the lugers came stamping in for refreshments, and their costumes interested us.

    The Car That Went Abroad

    Albert Bigelow Paine


British Dictionary definitions for lugers

luge

noun
  1. a racing toboggan on which riders lie on their backs, descending feet first
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verb
  1. (intr) to ride on a luge
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Word Origin for luge

C20: from French

Luger

noun
  1. trademark a German 9 mm calibre automatic pistol
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Word Origin for Luger

C20: named after George Luger (1849–1923), German gun designer
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Word Origin and History for lugers

luge

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.

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Luger

n.

type of German automatic pistol, 1904, from Georg Luger (1849-1923), Austrian-born firearms expert.

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