Definition of sleigh in English:


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Pronunciation: /sleɪ


A sledge drawn by horses or reindeer, especially one used for passengers.
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  • Dog sleds and horse drawn sleighs are also available.
  • Behind the village we follow a candlelit path into the forest ducking under branches, until, in a clearing, by a tall teepee with smoke coming out the top, we come across five reindeer harnessed to old-fashioned sleighs.
  • There are six sleighs drawn by three horses each and carrying from six to twelve passengers.


[no object] (usually as noun sleighing) Back to top  
Ride on a sleigh: unequalled skiing, skating, and sleighing [as modifier]: sleighing parties
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  • The organisation covers all costs including accommodation and winter activities such as para-gliding, skiing, dog sleighing and snowboarding.
  • Raymond the reindeer will be lapping up the attention in Bourton again this Christmas despite fears that he would be sleighing away.
  • Somewhat incongruously she also described the amusements of the respectable ladies and gentlemen of Deadwood, happily recalling picnics, tennis games, church socials, sleighing parties, and balls.


early 17th century (originally a North American usage): from Dutch slee; related to sled.

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