There are 2 definitions of sledge in English:

sledge1

Syllabification: sledge
Pronunciation: /slej
 
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noun

  • 1A vehicle on runners for conveying loads or passengers especially over snow or ice, often pulled by draft animals.
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    • During their historic trek across the constantly moving ocean the women first pulled their 250 lb sledges of food and equipment over house-sized pressure ridges of ice and sat out blizzards.
    • Led by accomplished Polar explorer Jim McNeill, the group will pull sledges weighing up to 250 lb for up to 10 hours a day 210 miles to the Magnetic Pole.
    • The Manchester University academic and a pal are heading to the Greenland Icecap on sledges pulled by giant kites.
  • 1.1 British term for sled.
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    • Tea trays, as we all know are ten times better than any sledge or toboggan you can buy in the shops, and have the added advantage of being useful as giant frisbees when the snow melts.
    • We discovered that as we had gotten older, we'd gotten taller and larger to the point that sitting on a sledge tends to make it sink into the snow rather than fly screaming towards the trees at the bottom.
    • Children across York and North Yorkshire reached for their sledges yesterday as a dusting of snow transformed much of the county into a winter wonderland.
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  • Carry (a load or passengers) on a sledge: the task of sledging lifeboats across tundra
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    • All the material for the house had to be sledged up the hill by horse.
    • Another was sledged almost halfway up Mount Taranaki, to provide accommodation for visitors.
    • That afternoon we made our expedition sledging flags.

Origin

late 16th century (as a noun): from Middle Dutch sleedse; related to sled. The verb dates from the early 18th century.

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There are 2 definitions of sledge in English:

sledge2

Syllabification: sledge
Pronunciation: /
 
slej/

noun

  • A sledgehammer.
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    • Their guitars hammer away like sledges to anvils while the rhythm section is hot enough to melt steel!
    • Steel wedges were driven into the fault and hammered with a sledge until the stone separated.
    • Go find a hammer: a claw, a sledge, a ball-peen, whatever's handy.

Origin

Old English slecg, from a Germanic base meaning 'to strike', related to slay1.

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