luge

[loozh]
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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.

Nearby words

  1. lug-soled,
  2. luganda,
  3. lugano,
  4. lugansk,
  5. lugar,
  6. luger,
  7. luggage,
  8. luggage van,
  9. lugger,
  10. lugger topsail

Origin of luge

Borrowed into English from dialectal French around 1900–05

Related formslug·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for luging

luge

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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Word Origin and History for luging

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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