luging

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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