a small vehicle consisting of a platform mounted on runners for use in traveling over snow or ice.
a sledge.
verb (used without object), sledded, sledding.
to coast, ride, or be carried on a sled.
verb (used with object), sledded, sledding.
to convey by sled.

1350–1400; Middle English sledde < Middle Dutch; akin to German Schlitten sled, sleigh; cf. slide

sledlike, adjective

sled, sledge, sleigh. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
sledge or sled1 (slɛdʒ, slɛd)
1.  Also called: sleigh a vehicle mounted on runners, drawn by horses or dogs, for transporting people or goods, esp over snow
2.  a light wooden frame used, esp by children, for sliding over snow; toboggan
3.  (NZ) a farm vehicle mounted on runners, for use on rough or muddy ground
4.  to convey, travel, or go by sledge
[C17: from Middle Dutch sleedse; C14 sled, from Middle Low German, from Old Norse slethi, related to slide]
sled or sled1
[C17: from Middle Dutch sleedse; C14 sled, from Middle Low German, from Old Norse slethi, related to slide]
'sledger or sled1

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Word Origin & History

1388, "a sledge used for transport of heavy goods," from M.Du. sledde "sled," from P.Gmc. *slido (cf. O.S. slido, O.N. sleði, Dan. slæde, Swed. släde, O.H.G. slito, Ger. Schlitten "sledge"), from the same root as O.E. slidan (see slide). In ref. to a sledge
used for travel or recreation, it is attested from 1586, now mainly Amer.Eng. The verb meaning "ride on a sled" is first attested 1780.
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Encyclopedia Britannica


vehicle usually drawn by either horses or dogs over ice or snow in winter. Its predecessor, the sledge, in the form of the travois and the sidecar, is believed to have been the first vehicle used by humans.

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Example sentences
Our plan was to be put in by helicopter in the saddle along with our snowmobile
  and sled, and then to drive to the top.
You've got to stay dry, even when you're pulling a sled loaded down with gear.
Dog-sled rides are a mixture of sled training and sightseeing.
He will attempt a double back flip, another trick no sled rider is believed to
  have pulled off successfully.
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