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Syllabification: sled
Pronunciation: /sled
chiefly North American

Definition of sled in English:


1A vehicle, typically on runners, for conveying goods or passengers over snow or ice, either pushed or pulled, or drawn by horses, dogs, or a motor vehicle.
Example sentences
  • Mr Cooney, who already holds the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award, has had to pull a 200 lb sled across the snow and ice.
  • A covered carriage with sled runners pulled by four strong horses is awaiting its passengers.
  • She places whatever she needs in a snow sled and pulls it wherever she needs to go.
1.1A small lightweight vehicle, either on runners or having a smooth bottom surface, used for sliding downhill over snow or ice.
Example sentences
  • There was more traffic on the roads: single riders on llamas or deer, sleds and sleighs, some wheeled wagons taking it very easy.
  • They hadn't been able to get their hands on sleds, but a sleigh ride was always fun on a snowy evening.
  • The day of the party promises mittens and hats, mufflers and ski pants, toboggans and sleds.
1.2 another term for snowmobile.

verb (sleds, sledding, sledded)

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Ride on a sled: they sledded down the slopes in the frozen snow (as noun sledding) the sledding has been excellent this year
More example sentences
  • This foam board with a slick-plastic belly is superquick when running straight - a feeling enhanced by sledding head first, your chin just an inch or so off the snow.
  • My cousins and I went sledding, and they were making me laugh - so much that I fell onto my sled backward as it started to glide down the hill.
  • On February 6, I was sledding with my sons when I vaguely heard an ambulance go by.


Middle English: from Middle Low German sledde; related to the verb slide.

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