sledge

1
[ slej ]
/ slɛdʒ /

noun

a vehicle of various forms, mounted on runners and often drawn by draft animals, used for traveling or for conveying loads over snow, ice, rough ground, etc.
a sled.
British. a sleigh.

verb (used with or without object), sledged, sledg·ing.

to convey or travel by sledge.

verb (used without object), sledged, sledg·ing.

British. to sleigh.

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Origin of sledge

1
1595–1605; < dialectal Dutch sleeds, derivative of slede sled; cf. sleigh1
Can be confusedsled sledge sleigh

Definition for sledge (2 of 2)

sledge

2
[ slej ]
/ slɛdʒ /

noun, verb (used with or without object), sledged, sledg·ing.

Origin of sledge

2
before 1000; Middle English slegge, Old English slecg; cognate with Dutch slegge, Old Norse sleggja; akin to slay
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British Dictionary definitions for sledge (1 of 3)

sledge

1

esp US and Canadian sled (slɛd)

/ (slɛdʒ) /

noun

Also called: sleigh a vehicle mounted on runners, drawn by horses or dogs, for transporting people or goods, esp over snow
a light wooden frame used, esp by children, for sliding over snow; toboggan
NZ a farm vehicle mounted on runners, for use on rough or muddy ground

verb

to convey, travel, or go by sledge
Derived Formssledger, noun

Word Origin for sledge

C17: from Middle Dutch sleedse; C14 sled, from Middle Low German, from Old Norse slethi, related to slide

British Dictionary definitions for sledge (2 of 3)

sledge

2
/ (slɛdʒ) /

noun

short for sledgehammer

British Dictionary definitions for sledge (3 of 3)

sledge

3
/ (slɛdʒ) /

verb

(tr) to bait (an opponent, esp a batsman in cricket) in order to upset his concentration

noun

an insult aimed at another player during a game of cricket

Word Origin for sledge

of uncertain origin; perhaps from sledgehammer
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