Definition of dogsled in English:


Syllabification: dog·sled
Pronunciation: /ˈdôgˌsled
(also dog sled)


North American
  • A sled designed to be pulled by dogs.
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    • When Buck wins sixteen hundred dollars for his beloved friend after pulling the dog sled laden with one thousand pounds of flour, the pace of life changes.
    • Frederik is quite the athletic, adventurous soul - in 2000, he explored Greenland on a dog sled.
    • One year a woman had to be sent to the hospital after an accident with a dog sled.


[no object] (usually as noun dogsledding) Back to top  
  • Travel by dogsled: winter activities include cross-country skiing and dogsledding
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    • Options include mountain biking, kayaking, dogsledding, hiking, and horseback riding, which may be packaged with helicopter flightseeing.
    • In spring, when there is round-the-clock light and it's difficult to sleep, the Inuit I was dogsledding with would ask me to read passages aloud, even though they couldn't understand my English version.
    • They started the Ivakkak, which means ‘running at a comfortable speed’ in Inuttitut, to promote Inuit Husky dogs and revive the Inuit tradition of dogsledding.’

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