Origin of sledMiddle English sledde ; from Middle Low German or Middle Dutch akin to German schlitten: for Indo-European base see slide
- A vehicle having runners and used for carrying people or loads over ice and snow; a sledge.
- A light vehicle, often with runners, used especially by children for coasting over snow or ice.
- Informal A snowmobile.
- A movable, slotted surface that slides over the blade of a table saw, used to ensure accurate cuts.
verbsled·ded, sled·ding, sleds
Origin of sledMiddle English sledde, from Middle Dutch.
- A small, light vehicle with runners, used, mostly by young persons, for sliding on snow or ice. (A "sled" in this sense is not pulled by an animal as a "sleigh" is.)
- The child zoomed down the hill on his sled.
- (US) A vehicle on runners, used for conveying loads over the snow or ice. (contrast "sleigh", which is larger)
- "Mush!" he yelled at the dogs pulling the sled.
(third-person singular simple present sleds, present participle sledding, simple past and past participle sledded)
- To ride a sled.
From Middle English sledde, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German sledde (cf. Dutch slee, slede, Low German Sleden), from Proto-Germanic *slidô (cf. East Frisian sliede, German Schlitten, Norwegian slede). Related to slide.
sled - Computer Definition
(Single Large Expensive Disk) The traditional hard disk drive used in minicomputers and mainframes. Such drives were widely used starting in the mid-1960s through the late 1980s. Today, all hard disks are small and inexpensive by comparison. See RAID.