- a small vehicle consisting of a platform mounted on runners for use in traveling over snow or ice.
- a sledge.
- to coast, ride, or be carried on a sled.
- to convey by sled.
Origin of sled
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Contemporary Examples of sled
Some childhood totem, like a stuffed animal . . . or a sled?
“In his waking hours, Kane had certainly forgotten the sled and the name which was painted on it,” he wrote.
They yapped and pulled at their leads with such energy that Winkelmann insisted we climb back into the sled, pronto.
After he'd leashed the huskies up to the sled, Winkelmann deftly zipped me into a tarp-like blanket.
Being the smallest person among us, I had the first seat on the sled, the one closest to the dogs.
Historical Examples of sled
Why, I had dragged her to school on a sled when she was a child.The Bacillus of Beauty
But they saw, up the trail, and not down, two men running with sled and dogs.
On the sled, securely lashed, was a long and narrow oblong box.
A gloomy breakfast was eaten, and the four remaining dogs were harnessed to the sled.
The dogs had lain down in the snow, and he walked past them to join his partner in the sled.
early 14c., "a dragged vehicle used for transport of heavy goods," from Middle Dutch sledde "sled," from Proto-Germanic *slid- (cf. Old Saxon slido, Old Norse sleði, Danish slæde, Swedish släde, Old High German slito, German Schlitten "sledge"), from the same root as Old English slidan (see slide (v.)). Not found in Old English. In reference to a sleigh used for travel or recreation, it is attested from 1580s, now mainly American English.
"transport on a sled," 1718; "ride on a sled," 1780, from sled (n.). Related: Sledded; sledding.