luge

[loozh]
noun
1.
a one- or two-person sled for coasting or racing down a chute, used especially in Europe.
verb (used without object), luged, luging.
2.
to go or race on a luge: to luge at nearly 70 miles per hour.

Origin:
1900–05; < dialectal French

luger, noun
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luge (luːʒ)
 
n
1.  a racing toboggan on which riders lie on their backs, descending feet first
 
vb
2.  (intr) to ride on a luge
 
[C20: from French]

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luge
1905, from Fr. luge "small coasting sled," from Savoy dial., from M.L. sludia "sled" (9c.), perhaps from a Gaulish word from the same root as Eng. sled, slide.
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Example sentences
The remaining two, biathlon mixed team relay and luge team relay, would use athletes already entered in individual events.
Luge has four parts in which athletes take four runs down the track.
Luge, cross country skiing, ski jumping and snowboarding can be accessed while staying in the area.
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