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bobsledding

[bob-sled-ing] /ˈbɒbˌslɛd ɪŋ/
noun
1.
the sport of coasting or competing in races on a bobsled.
Origin of bobsledding
1830-1840
1830-40; bobsled + -ing1

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
1830-40, Americanism; bob2 + sled
Related forms
bobsledder, noun
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  • "I used to do a lot of bobsledding myself," said the professor, who was well liked by nearly all the cadets.

    The Rover Boys on a Hunt Arthur M. Winfield (Edward Stratemeyer)
Word Origin and History for bobsledding

bobsled

n.

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

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