sled vs sledge vs sleigh

sled sledge sleigh

Definitions

  • 1) US A vehicle on runners, used for conveying loads over the snow or ice. (contrast "sleigh", which is larger)
  • 2) A small, light vehicle with runners, used, mostly by young persons, for sliding on snow or ice. (A "sled" in this sense is not pulled by an animal as a "sleigh" is.)
  • 3) A light vehicle, often with runners, used especially by children for coasting over snow or ice.
  • 4) Informal A snowmobile.
  • 5) A movable, slotted surface that slides over the blade of a table saw, used to ensure accurate cuts.
  • 6) A vehicle having runners and used for carrying people or loads over ice and snow; a sledge.
  • 7) A vehicle on runners, used for conveying loads over the snow or ice; -- in England called sledge.
  • 8) A small, light vehicle with runners, used, mostly by young persons, for sliding on snow or ice.
  • 9) A small tool, resembling a sled in form and having sharp blades for runners, used for cutting gold-leaf into rectangular sheets.
  • 10) The device for making sliding contact between the underground conductors of an electric road and those of a moving railway-car upon the road.
  • 11) A drag or dray without wheels, but mounted on runners, for the conveyance of loads over frozen snow or ice, or over mud or the bare ground, as in transporting logs and heavy stones. Also sledge.
  • 12) A vehicle moving on runners, drawn by horses, dogs, or reindeer; a sleigh.
  • 13) Same as sledge, sledge-hammer.
  • 14) A pair of runners connected by a framework, used (sometimes with another pair) to carry loads or support the body of a vehicle, or, when of lighter build and supporting a light platform or seat, in the sport of coasting and for drawing light loads by hand.
  • 15) To ride a sled.
  • 16) To carry on or convey by a sled.
  • 17) To ride or use a sled.
  • 18) To convey or transport on a sled.

Definitions

  • 1) A heavy, long handled maul or hammer used to drive stakes, wedges, etc.
  • 2) A low sled drawn by animals, typically on snow, ice or grass.
  • 3) UK any type of sled or sleigh.
  • 4) A vehicle mounted on runners drawn by work animals, such as horses or dogs, and used for transporting loads across ice, snow, and rough ground.
  • 5) A game at cards; -- called also old sledge, and all fours.
  • 6) A strong vehicle with low runners or low wheels; or one without wheels or runners, made of plank slightly turned up at one end, used for transporting loads upon the snow, ice, or bare ground; a sled.
  • 7) engraving A hurdle on which, formerly, traitors were drawn to the place of execution.
  • 8) engraving A sleigh.
  • 9) A large, heavy hammer, usually wielded with both hands; -- called also sledge hammer.
  • 10) In heraldry, a bearing representing a heavy vehicle with runners like a sledge.
  • 11) The thick wooden outer case of a mummy.
  • 12) A large heavy hammer, used chiefly by blacksmiths. Also called sledge-hammer.
  • 13) Same as sled, 2.
  • 14) Same as sled, 1 and 2.
  • 15) A vehicle without wheels, commonly on runners and of various forms, much used in northern countries where ice and snow prevail; a sleigh: as, a reindeer sledge; an Eskimo sledge. In the United States sledge is not used in this sense. See sleigh, and cut under pulk.
  • 16) Hence, anything serving the purpose of a vehicle which may be dragged without wheels along the ground, as the hurdle on which persons were formerly drawn to execution.
  • 17) To drag or draw a sledge.
  • 18) to hit with a sledgehammer.
  • 19) To ride, travel with or transport in a sledge.
  • 20) Australia To ally insult or abuse an opponent in order to distract them (considered unsportsmanlike).
  • 21) To travel or convey in a sledge or sledges.
  • 22) ride in or travel with a sledge
  • 23) transport in a sleigh
  • 24) To convey or travel on a sledge.

Definitions

  • 1) A vehicle, generally pulled by an animal, which moves over snow or ice on runners, used for transporting persons or goods. (contrast "sled", which is smaller)
  • 2) A vehicle mounted on runners for use on snow or ice, having one or more seats and usually drawn by a horse.
  • 3) A vehicle moved on runners, and used for transporting persons or goods on snow or ice; -- in England commonly called a sledge.
  • 4) a small bell attached either to a horse when drawing a slegh, or to the sleigh itself; especially a globular bell with a loose ball which plays inside instead of a clapper.
  • 5) a vehicle mounted on runners and pulled by horses or dogs; for transportation over snow
  • 6) The slender fore part of the lower jaw of a whale, containing the teeth: same as coach, 5. See pan, 12.
  • 7) A form of drag-carriage for the transport of artillery in countries where much snow falls; also, the carriage on which heavy guns are moved when in store, by means of rollers placed underneath the carriage and worked by handspikes.
  • 8) A vehicle, mounted on runners, for transporting persons on the snow or ice; a sled.
  • 9) obsolete Sly
  • 10) obsolete Sly.
  • 11) To ride or drive a sleigh.
  • 12) ride (on) a sled
  • 13) To ride in or drive a sleigh.

Examples

  • 1) And he would have to share, or else the dogs would have no strength for sled pulling.
  • 2) There are areas so remote you can only access them by snowmobile, husky sled or a boat in summer.
  • 3) Couples will also be able to take a romantic reindeer sleigh ride and husky dog sled ride, and cross frozen lakes on a snow scooter.
  • 4) And if that wasn't difficult enough, we were each put in charge of a sled pulled by four huskies.
  • 5) Charley, -- more than one sled is necessary when a woman like
  • 6) Crash or no crash, the sled is still travelling about 80 miles an hour at the bottom of the track.
  • 7) The sled is completely flexible over blow downs, rocks and ground debris.
  • 8) Joy gives him his Yukon nickname after he devises a tarpaulin sled to carry a half a ton of goods by sliding the cargo down a glacier.
  • 9) The new sled is meant to replace the one he had in Colorado, back with his family.
  • 10) The Lead sled is the greatest thing to come along since sliced bread.
  • 11) Back to the original topic, I agree that the lead sled is an atrocity.
  • 12) The Brazilian bobsled team, the only sled from the tropics in the Olympic competition, crashed about two-thirds of the way down the track in its first run, sliding across the finish line with the sled on its side.
  • 13) ‘They hadn't been able to get their hands on sleds, but a sleigh ride was always fun on a snowy evening.’
  • 14) ‘The day of the party promises mittens and hats, mufflers and ski pants, toboggans and sleds.’
  • 15) ‘We trudged through the snow for a good half hour to make it to the hardware store where we examined all the sleds and finally settled on a long bright orange plastic toboggan.’
  • 16) ‘Plus our sleds are designed with bumpers on each of the four corners to provide some protection if we hit a wall.’
  • 17) ‘Apparently in the good old days in Sweden they used to race their sleds to church and the winner of the race would have the best harvest for the coming year.’
  • 18) ‘These sleds reach a minimum speed of 80 mph and the driver has to contend with g-force in each of the turns.’
  • 19) ‘Instead of sliding down hills on sleds, kids now barrel down the street on bikes and skateboards.’
  • 20) ‘She threw herself onto the sled and slid down through the fresh snow to the bottom.’
  • 21) ‘It offers skis for downhill and cross country enthusiasts, as well as sleds, tubes and snow shoes.’
  • 22) ‘The man tries to explain his state of mind by comparing it to going downhill on a snow sled, but Jonas does not know what sled and snow are.’
  • 23) ‘Then we'd go find trash can lids, and eventually real sleds, and slide down into a pile of snow.’

Examples

  • 1) Six firefighters used a rescue sledge to save the retired paediatrician.
  • 2) Which is outside on the sledge getting snowed on.
  • 3) My deer vanished into the forest, pulling the empty sledge behind him.
  • 4) In cricket, sledging is little less than a curse.
  • 5) Ideal for speed lovers, six excited huskies pull you along trails in a wooden sledge.
  • 6) Not to mention our night-time dog sledge ride.
  • 7) Without the protection of the ship, the sledge dogs might have torn the cat to pieces.
  • 8) With the rise of sledging, the players embraced this hostility.
  • 9) So let's just take the day off and go sledging.
  • 10) TWO schoolboys were questioned by police for sledging down a hill.
  • 11) A heavy wooden sledge would also help.
  • 12) Some people compared what happened to sledging in cricket, but those exchanges stay between the players on the pitch.
  • 13) Britain also has an ice sledge hockey team, but they failed to qualify for Sochi.
  • 14) Still, the 26-year-old did at least show he was still his usual self by sledging the schoolboy batsman facing him.
  • 15) At last all was ready, the boxes lashed on to the sledge while the dogs waited to dash down the hill with me for the last time.
  • 16) This must look like a pretty tasty menu for an Australian player looking to sledge the England batsmen as they walk to the crease.
  • 17) I respect the wooden sledge's history, but we want to appeal to the adrenaline junkie.
  • 18) The dogs were just like Olympic athletes - well trained and really happy only if they were pulling the sledge at a reasonable clip through the trees.
  • 19) It uses areas in northern Finland for its tours and promises individual family visits to Santa and no hidden charges for activities such as husky sledge rides.
  • 20) The fourth gold was in sledge hockey, in which the U.S. men beat Japan 2-0 in the final.
  • 21) The sawing heartbeat of a panther morphs into a subway train sledge-hammering, smashing the ground, until it screeches to a morse code halt.
  • 22) "Your sledge is waiting, Madame," announced the newcomer.
  • 23) The phrase sledge hammer to crack a nut seems to apply.
  • 24) Going inside this diminutive raised room perched on a sledge is a surreal experience and one of those defining moments of a fieldwork trip.
  • 25) The sledge is a more serious device for this longer trip.
  • 26) “The pinnace is all busted up and rigged for river work and the sledge is a pain in the arse to drag,” said Hickey.
  • 27) The wind blows snow around the abandoned and empty sledge, which is little more than runners now.
  • 28) Sled hockey called sledge hockey in Canada is an amazing sport, something you have to see to appreciate.
  • 29) ‘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.’
  • 30) ‘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.’
  • 31) ‘The Manchester University academic and a pal are heading to the Greenland Icecap on sledges pulled by giant kites.’
  • 32) ‘The women have pulled 250 lb sledges packed with food and equipment across the Arctic ice.’
  • 33) ‘The four adult and two baby animals will travel down from their home in the Cairngorm mountains of Scotland to pull the sledge, laden with toys, around town.’
  • 34) ‘All in all this car is probably safer than the estate we drive around in normally, which in comparison handles like a tractor pulling a sledge full of sand.’
  • 35) ‘To prepare she spent days pulling a loaded sledge along the beach.’
  • 36) ‘The competitors who travel by foot and skis pulling sledges with supplies, will cover over 350 miles in four stages from Resolute Bay, Canada, to the North Magnetic Pole.’
  • 37) ‘In actual fact it was just a steep incline without any dangers from crevasses, but the incline was too much for the skidoos to pull the two heavy sledges, now laden with many fossil and rock samples.’
  • 38) ‘This is then taken to sledges, which are pulled by oxen.’
  • 39) ‘In winter, teams of horses dragged sledges loaded with cut logs across frozen lakes.’
  • 40) ‘The fishermen load the sledge with their catch, and then lean on the crossbars, scooting the mud horse over the flats that would otherwise drag them down.’
  • 41) ‘He crawled, hands and knees, for two miles pulling a loaded sledge.’
  • 42) ‘Scott himself, with Shackleton, made a sledge journey to beyond 82 degrees south in 1902.’
  • 43) ‘When Scott ordered the last of the dog teams back to base camp, the men pulled their heavy sledges themselves using man-harnesses.’
  • 44) ‘She has had to pull a 60 lb sledge across 200 miles in sub zero temperatures.’
  • 45) ‘The whaling ship Terra Nova sailed from New Zealand in November 1910 and the expedition set off from base the following October, with mechanical sledges, ponies and dogs.’
  • 46) ‘Perhaps more importantly, he was one of the few British polar expedition members who appreciated the value of using dogs to haul sledges.’
  • 47) ‘In 1901, Robert Scott left London and took a team with dogs and sledges across part of Antarctica, and many important discoveries were made.’
  • 48) ‘A lot of people were in the bar watching our sledge trains come around over the sea ice as we pulled up at the field store hangar.’
  • 49) ‘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.’
  • 50) ‘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.’
  • 51) ‘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.’
  • 52) ‘We walked over to the sledge ride and that's when the armband came in.’
  • 53) ‘At one stage our sledges went over a small crevasse, the runners gliding silently over a snow-covered gap that opened up underneath it.’
  • 54) ‘For any kids who have not burnt enough energy during the day, there's a perfect slope across the road to go sledging in safety.’
  • 55) ‘This is the first time they have been sledging.’
  • 56) ‘And fairly often, during the winter, we'd be snowed in, which meant a day off school and the chance to hook up with the children that lived nearby to go sledging.’
  • 57) ‘Elsewhere in the city, young and old alike took full advantage of the snowy conditions, sledging on Knavesmire and building snowmen and women.’
  • 58) ‘We have a family anecdote about either me or my brother sledging over the edge of the car park and down into the path of the traffic on the main road below.’
  • 59) ‘Last week, I wrote to Santa asking him to send us a White Christmas so that I could take my grandchildren sledging.’
  • 60) ‘It's proper snowman-making snow and when my Mum and I went for a walk on Tuesday onto the Downs there were people sledging.’
  • 61) ‘My opinion changed when my daughter suffered a bad head injury after she sledged into a wall.’
  • 62) ‘I taught myself to swim in Leg of Mutton pond, skated on Pen Ponds when they froze, sledged in Petersham Park when it snowed, built dams across the brook, and learnt to ride a bike on the path to Bog Lodge.’
  • 63) ‘Youngsters had a great time sledging down a slope at Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle, County Durham on a bonus day off school.’
  • 64) ‘From a flurry of delighted children sledging down a snowswept street in Bath to policemen joining in with group of teenagers having a snowball fight in Poole - your pics are helping us capture Britain as it is swept by snow.’
  • 65) ‘Tne Prime Minister took a break from the matters of state to go sledging in Chipping Norton today.’
  • 66) ‘When it snows we get to go sledging and make snowmen, windy days let us wrap up warm and collect leaves.’
  • 67) ‘The team of athletes from the South Pacific island couldn't hide their delight as they went sledging on the slopes of Braehead's Snow Factor.’
  • 68) ‘Locals make use of this small hill in Merseyside to go sledging in the snow.’
  • 69) ‘When the snow came, we went sledging under a full moon.’
  • 70) ‘In the winter the parks allow you to go sledging and skiing and you will be able to rent the equipment either in town or from a small store in the park.’
  • 71) ‘We passed plenty of families with the same idea, sledging down the slopes near the car park.’
  • 72) ‘Surprisingly for a sunny Sunday there were very few visitors to the mountains however a few families were sledging on the slopes or walking through the forest using snow shoes.’
  • 73) ‘All the material for the house had to be sledged up the hill by horse.’
  • 74) ‘Another was sledged almost halfway up Mount Taranaki, to provide accommodation for visitors.’
  • 75) ‘That afternoon we made our expedition sledging flags.’
  • 76) ‘One criticism of the young fast bowler is, he is not particularly aggressive; he has never sledged an opponent on the field.’
  • 77) ‘He has told the player he won't sledge him during the Ashes, which sounds like a parent's promise to leave a light on all night.’
  • 78) ‘I had plenty of faith in my bowlers to get the batsmen out without sledging them.’
  • 79) ‘He terrorised batsmen, but he never sledged them.’
  • 80) ‘The next time India play Australia and an Indian batsman crosses 80, you can bet that the Aussies will sledge him about his selfishness.’
  • 81) ‘Jones has reconciled himself to being sledged a lot by the Aussies.’
  • 82) ‘He has been accused of match-fixing, sledging a team-mate and wearing flares - the only charge he can't dismiss.’
  • 83) ‘If you are sledged, and, trust me lads, it's going to happen, then give as good as you get.’
  • 84) ‘I can't ever remember being sledged, and I can't ever remember sledging anybody.’
  • 85) ‘That odious guy sledged me in the lifts today, asked me how I liked being poster girl for The Standard.’
  • 86) ‘The National Party President was once sledged by Parata at a meeting for saying they would bring more women into the National caucus.’
  • 87) ‘How's his precious little boy going to cope the first time he gets sledged by a more worldly peer?’
  • 88) ‘We're in the odd position where adults are being sledged by other adults for being huge bipedal babies.’
  • 89) ‘The Labor frontbencher says it's the PM who's the "wacko" after he sledged the former Labor government in the Washington Post.’
  • 90) ‘But on Saturday he went further, accusing his opponent of constructing a "false narrative" and sledging journalists who had "missed" the yarn.’
  • 91) ‘It's not that we're sledging parents but all these (electronic) activities need to be monitored in moderation.’
  • 92) ‘Rather than sledge the PM, you would be better to ask Milne how she will recover the money if the green fund fails.’
  • 93) ‘The paper's known for its long campaign to sledge the broadcaster at every possible opportunity.’
  • 94) ‘Let's hope a well-timed sledge doesn't put him off.’
  • 95) ‘Your piece last month on sporting insults was missing a memorable sledge from an Australia v Zimbabwe cricket match.’
  • 96) ‘Aussies are masters of the well-timed sledge.’
  • 97) ‘He told a reporter he "must have great ears" when his sledge was repeated, but didn't deny the comment was made.’
  • 98) ‘He hinted the key to rattling Warner's cage was to play mind games with some subtle sledges.’
  • 99) ‘The Proteas paceman noted he may never forgive Clarke for a personal sledge.’
  • 100) ‘But it was Haddin's hefty sledge which ensured the rivalry between these two teams stayed fiery.’
  • 101) ‘A modern sledge is simply a expletive laden insult, designed to cause mental disintegration.’
  • 102) ‘As tasteless as any comment about his mum is, he does dish out sledges better than anyone.’
  • 103) ‘He publicly apologised for the on-field sledge.’
  • 104) ‘As political sledges go, it was a killer.’
  • 105) ‘The Q&A session went for 45-minutes, with Turnbull trading sledges with journalists.’
  • 106) ‘All due respect, but that's an incredibly simplistic sledge.’
  • 107) ‘He sent Senator Lambie a series of sledges on her departure, saying she would not achieve much as an independent.’
  • 108) ‘The art of the classic political sledge has been lost as MPs resort to crude invective over clever insults.’
  • 109) ‘His sledges went a little too far for commercial radio station Triple M, which terminated a live interview with the 54-year-old on Friday morning.’
  • 110) ‘Their guitars hammer away like sledges to anvils while the rhythm section is hot enough to melt steel!’
  • 111) ‘Steel wedges were driven into the fault and hammered with a sledge until the stone separated.’
  • 112) ‘Go find a hammer: a claw, a sledge, a ball-peen, whatever's handy.’

Examples

  • 1) Then another reindeer and sleigh took us to a wooden cabin deep in the forest.
  • 2) She cried on the reindeer sleigh ride.
  • 3) A reindeer sleigh ride was more leisurely but just as wonderful.
  • 4) Suddenly there came a sound of sleigh bells, and down the road glided a sleigh drawn by reindeer.
  • 5) Each has its own fire and sauna; ideal for warming up after your reindeer sleigh ride or snowmobile safari.
  • 6) A giant shark pulling a sleigh?
  • 7) Couples will also be able to take a romantic reindeer sleigh ride and husky dog sled ride, and cross frozen lakes on a snow scooter.
  • 8) The mischievous feline gets into trouble as he tries to help a young reindeer home in time to pull Santa's sleigh.
  • 9) So, amid fairytale fire torches and twinkling candles, we were led to our very own reindeer sleigh in the middle of an enchanted snow forest.
  • 10) ‘Dog sleds and horse drawn sleighs are also available.’
  • 11) ‘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.’
  • 12) ‘There are six sleighs drawn by three horses each and carrying from six to twelve passengers.’
  • 13) ‘But for the children it was the arrival of Father Christmas in a sleigh led by Cairngorm reindeer that made the event so special.’
  • 14) ‘When higher elevation deep snows prevented stages from accessing mountain towns, passengers transferred to sleighs.’
  • 15) ‘Take your holiday décor beyond the traditional sleigh and reindeer by adding some new, festive friends.’
  • 16) ‘A ride through the forests on a troika - a sleigh pulled by three horses - is a real treat.’
  • 17) ‘Horse-drawn sleighs jingle by, carrying passengers on the occasional Sunday outing.’
  • 18) ‘A great way to make an entrance into your snow touched special day is via horse and carriage, or better yet, in a sleigh.’
  • 19) ‘Finally, the bags were upstairs, the sleigh put in the barn, and the horses tended.’
  • 20) ‘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.’
  • 21) ‘There was more traffic on the roads: single riders on llamas or deer, sleds and sleighs, some wheeled wagons taking it very easy.’
  • 22) ‘They hunt reindeer, herd reindeer, eat reindeer meat, drink reindeer milk, ride on reindeer's backs, drive reindeer-drawn sleighs, wear clothes and shoes made of reindeer skins.’
  • 23) ‘It's a kaleidoscope of colours: young parents push their youngsters in sleighs, and children giggle as they weave through skaters that enjoy the picturesque Parliament Hill backdrop.’
  • 24) ‘They didn't have dog sleighs, they didn't have skin boats, they didn't learn from the Inuit how to kill seals at breeding holes in the winter.’
  • 25) ‘Coffins were transported in improvised sleighs - usually barn doors taken from their hinges and pulled with ropes.’
  • 26) ‘A tiny gentleman bows to a lady, and children pull each other in sleighs.’
  • 27) ‘They climbed over an 8,000-foot pass and then skied down to Boulder Station, where they rode a horse-drawn sleigh the remaining miles to Ketchum.’
  • 28) ‘It's all very depressing especially seeing as we invested in some sleighs a few years back.’
  • 29) ‘We have been collecting in Swindon for about 50 years, and that sleigh had been built in 1969.’
  • 30) ‘The organisation covers all costs including accommodation and winter activities such as para-gliding, skiing, dog sleighing and snowboarding.’
  • 31) ‘Raymond the reindeer will be lapping up the attention in Bourton again this Christmas despite fears that he would be sleighing away.’
  • 32) ‘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.’
  • 33) ‘People beyond thirty or forty years of age remember winter woollies, slides on frozen footpaths and weeks of sleighing on hillsides and roads.’
  • 34) ‘Whereas curling, skating, and sleighing were available elsewhere, snowshoeing and tobogganing were specifically Canadian winter sports, which had to be experienced in situ.’
  • 35) ‘The sleighing was very good down in the morning but it thawed considerably yesterday and I had quite poor sleighing for eight miles this side of Newburgh coming home.’
  • 36) ‘Snowmobiles, dog sleds and reindeer sleighs become common in the winter months. The city is a popular ski resort and winter is quite a lively time.’
  • 37) ‘During these months, its countless lakes freeze solid, providing perfect surfaces for skidoo driving, reindeer sleighing and Siberian husky safaris.’
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