a long, narrow, flat-bottomed sled made of a thin board curved upward and backward at the front, often with low handrails on the sides, used especially in the sport of coasting over snow or ice.
Also called bog·gin [bog-uhn] /ˈbɒg ən/ .Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. a close-fitting knit cap worn in cold weather.
to use, or coast on, a toboggan.
to fall rapidly, as prices or one's fortune.
- to·bog·gan·er, to·bog·gan·ist, noun
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How to use toboggan in a sentence
The wicker toboggan twisted and turned as we gained speed, with the “runners” purposely navigating within inches of walls or turning the basket so we slid sideways.Now that Madeira is easier to get to, it makes for a great family vacation | Leron Kornreich | August 4, 2022 | Washington Post
It’s everything you ever wanted from a classic toboggan, sans brain-jarring rattles and plus revolutionary control.
There’s also dog sledding nearby and even a 30-foot-high toboggan chute that spits you out onto Mirror Lake.
There are also a few other names for the commonly-known beanie you should keep an eye out for including toboggan and tuque.Best winter hats: Comfortable hats to keep you warm | Carsen Joenk | January 20, 2021 | Popular-Science
Sometimes, distracted by the turbulence of a larger wave, I wouldn’t pop up at all, instead taking a long toboggan run to the shore.
He struck the toboggan and he went down with an awful thump.Frank Merriwell's Pursuit | Burt L. Standish
Then you push off; the toboggan fetches away; she begins to feel the hill, to glide, to swim, to gallop.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XXII (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
Both children donned their heavy clothing and pulled toboggan hoods down over their ears.Five Little Starrs in the Canadian Forest | Lillian Elizabeth Roy
But he glanced along the port side, like a toboggan down-hill, and he seemed to ricochet over the water.Tales of Fishes | Zane Grey
A sickening nausea overtook Shad, and he sank upon his toboggan, faint and dizzy with an overpowering weakness.The Gaunt Gray Wolf | Dillon Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for toboggan
a light wooden frame on runners used for sliding over snow and ice
a long narrow sledge made of a thin board curved upwards and backwards at the front
(intr) to ride on a toboggan
- tobogganer or tobogganist, noun
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