verb (used without object)
Definition for sleigh (2 of 3)
noun, verb (used with object)
Definition for sleigh (3 of 3)
or slay, sleigh
noun, plural sleys.
verb (used with object)
Origin of sley
Examples from the Web for sleigh
In “Sleigh Ride,” the narrator is painting a scene so perfect that it could be featured on an iconic Currier and Ives print.The Most Confusing Christmas Music Lyrics Explained (VIDEO)|Kevin Fallon|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yes, the future lawmaker built up a full-service Santa business with a sleigh pulled by real reindeer.Kerry Bentivolio: The Congressman Who Believes in Santa Claus|Ben Jacobs|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After wandering at haphazard some little way I met a peasant in a sleigh.
There was only one sleigh in sight, drawn up in front of the store.Madelon|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Our stout-armed garcon took a position on our sleigh, and by a fistic argument succeeded in turning us aside.Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life|Thomas Wallace Knox
The near one was dragged over by the weight of the sleigh but he lay quite still.Back at School with the Tucker Twins|Nell Speed
The woman stood still till the sleigh was out of sight; then gathering the cloak about her, walked rapidly towards the house.Mabel's Mistake|Ann S. Stephens
Peggy took the lines, and the youth stooped down and drew the muskets from under the front seat of the sleigh.Peggy Owen and Liberty|Lucy Foster Madison
British Dictionary definitions for sleigh
Word Origin for sleigh
Word Origin and History for sleigh
"vehicle mounted on runners for use on ice and snow," 1703, American and Canadian English, from Dutch slee, shortened from slede (see sled (n.)). As a verb from 1728. Related: Sleighing. Sleigh-ride is first recorded 1770; sleigh-bells is from c.1780; they originally were used to give warning of the approach of a sleigh.