Luge meaning

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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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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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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