Luge definition

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A small racing sled on which one or two riders lie face up with the feet forward.
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A sport in which a small open sled is ridden by one or two people lying face-up with the feet pointed downhill, usually over an ice-covered course in a timed competition.
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The sled used in this sport.
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The sport of street luge.
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The board used in street luge.
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The winter sport of racing on a luge.
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To race with such a sled.
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A racing sled for one or two people that is ridden with the rider or riders lying on their back.
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The sport of racing on luges.
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To travel by luge.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
luge
Plural:
luges

Origin of luge

  • French dialectal from Medieval Latin sludia perhaps of Celtic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French luge, from Franco-Provençal, from Late Latin sclodia, from Gaulish stludio, akin to English sled and sleigh, Irish slaod 'raft, float', Old Breton stloit 'traction, sliding' (modern stlej 'sleigh'), Welsh llithr 'slide, slippage'.

    From Wiktionary