Definition of sleigh in English:

sleigh

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Pronunciation: /sleɪ
 
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noun

A sledge drawn by horses or reindeer, especially one used for passengers.
More example sentences
  • 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.

verb

[no object] (usually as noun sleighing) Back to top  
Ride on a sleigh: unequalled skiing, skating, and sleighing [as modifier]: sleighing parties
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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