Sled meaning

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A vehicle having runners and used for carrying people or loads over ice and snow; a sledge.
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A movable, slotted surface that slides over the blade of a table saw, used to ensure accurate cuts.
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To carry on or convey by a sled.
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To ride or use a sled.
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Any of several types of vehicle mounted on runners for use on snow, ice, etc.: small sleds are used in the sport of coasting, large ones (also called sledges), for carrying loads.
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To carry on a sled.
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To ride or coast on a sled.
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(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.
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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.

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(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.

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To ride a sled.
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A snowmobile.
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A light vehicle, often with runners, used especially by children for coasting over snow or ice.
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Origin of sled

  • Middle English sledde from Middle Dutch

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

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary