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sleigh

[ sley ]
/ sleɪ /
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noun

a light vehicle on runners, usually open and generally horse-drawn, used especially for transporting persons over snow or ice.
a sled.

verb (used without object)

to travel or ride in a sleigh.

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Origin of sleigh

1690–1700, Americanism;<Dutch slee, variant of sledesled; cf. slide

OTHER WORDS FROM sleigh

sleigher, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH sleigh

sled, sledge, sleigh
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British Dictionary definitions for sleigh

sleigh
/ (sleɪ) /

noun

another name for sledge 1 (def. 1)

verb

(intr) to travel by sleigh

Derived forms of sleigh

sleigher, noun

Word Origin for sleigh

C18: from Dutch slee, variant of slede sledge 1
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