Definition of luge in English:

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Pronunciation: /luːʒ/


1A light toboggan for one or two people, ridden in a sitting or supine position.
Example sentences
  • 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.
1.1 [mass noun] A sport in which competitors make a timed descent of a course riding luges: the finals of the women’s 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.


[no object]
Ride on a luge: youths luged in a reckless style
More example sentences
  • 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!


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

Words that rhyme with luge

huge, kludge, scrooge, smoodge, stooge

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