Definition of luge in English:

luge

Syllabification: luge
Pronunciation: /lo͞oZH
 
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noun

  • 1A light toboggan for one or two people, ridden in a sitting or supine position.
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    • I met Karmen and Elle at the top again, the two of them breathless from trying to figure out how to control their luges.
    • Visions of tobogganing, the luge and downhill skiing all filled my head as I put together yet another estimate - this time to remove the water pump for inspection and replace it if required.
    • I have also mentioned an incident that happened to me in January this year, when my son and I sought to buy 10 tickets to ride the luge in Rotorua.
  • 1.1A sport in which competitors make a timed descent of a course riding a luge.
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    • Sports most frequently training in Lake Placid include biathlon, bobsled, figure skating, ice hockey, luge, skiing and speed skating.
    • Perhaps the reason I prefer downhill skiing, luge, cross-country, speed skating, and other such sports in the Winter Olympics is that judging vagaries don't affect them.
    • Hayden's interest in luge started when she saw the sport for the first time while watching the 1994 Olympics on television.

verb

[no object] Back to top  
  • Ride on a luge.
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    • I started luging at 14 years of age when a luge track was built in Muskegon.
    • I initially became interested in luging when I saw a documentary about it on television.
    • We can take the gondola/cable car/whatever you want to call it all the way up and go luging!

Origin

late 19th century (as a verb): from Swiss French.

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