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toboggan Syllabification: to·bog·gan
Pronunciation: /təˈbäɡən/

Definition of toboggan in English:

noun

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A long narrow sled used for the sport of coasting downhill over snow or ice. It typically is made of a lightweight board that is curved upward and backward at the front.
Example sentences
  • Then, my daughter slid off the toboggan head first into a snow bank, and when I pulled her out she took from her mouth her first missing tooth.
  • In snow, it drove like a toboggan, but with worse steering.
  • However, it is not yet clear if the New Year will start on a sufficiently white note to allow children in the Republic to dust off their snowboards and toboggans.

verb

[no object] (usually go tobogganing) Back to top  
Slide downhill over snow on a toboggan: my kids love to go tobogganing in the park before Christmas dinner we tobogganed down a steep hill nearby
More example sentences
  • The actress let out a scream as she tobogganed down a hill at the ski resort of Banff in Alberta, Canada.
  • The three of us spent four weeks touring around Europe, ending up with friends in Austria, making snow men and tobogganing down the slopes!
  • We went to New Hampshire for a long winter party weekend and at some point one evening decided to toboggan down the empty ski slope before the sun set.

Derivatives

tobogganer

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Pronunciation: /təˈbäɡ(ə)nər/
noun
Example sentences
  • He concentrated on the production of winter scenes, with skaters, sleighs, tobogganers, and people playing kolf (an early form of golf), which convey a sense of delight in the picturesque aspects of Dutch leisure in the 17th century.
  • In winter it becomes a snowy playground where tobogganers sail down a 1,700-foot sledding track while others try out snowshoes or cross-country skis.
  • Upon its completion in 1885 an invitation was extended to the neighbouring Davos tobogganers to come over for a race.

tobogganist

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noun
Example sentences
  • Skiers, snowboarders, cross-country skiing enthusiasts, tobogganists and strollers rejoice in winter.
  • The people from Turnbull Drive were there to complain about mysterious fireworks, shy lovers who shoot out street lights, and suicidal tobogganists as well as nutters who off-road in family sedans.
  • Who needs sledging when you have got a team of tobogganists in your own head.

Origin

Early 19th century: from Canadian French tabaganne, from Micmac topaĝan 'sled'.

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  • The origin of this word is Canadian French tabaganne, from the Micmac topaĝan ‘sled’.

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