follow Dictionary.com

How do you spell Hannukah?

bobsled

[bob-sled] /ˈbɒbˌslɛd/
noun
1.
a sled having two pairs of runners, a brake, and a steering wheel or other mechanism that enables the front rider to direct the sled down a steeply banked run or chute.
2.
a sled formed of two short sleds coupled one behind the other.
3.
either of the sleds thus coupled.
verb (used without object), bobsledded, bobsledding.
4.
to ride on a bobsled.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40, Americanism; bob2 + sled
Related forms
bobsledder, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for bobsled
  • The fireman waves his hand to a country school teacher on a bobsled.
  • Low-tech solutions such as the bobsled also might be refined in this research.
Word Origin and History for bobsled
n.

1839, from bob (n.2) + sled (n.). So called because it is a short type.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for bobsled

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for bobsled

12
15
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for bobsled