Sledge meaning

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A heavy, long handled maul or hammer used to drive stakes, wedges, etc.
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To convey or travel on a sledge.
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To go or take by sledge.
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A low sled drawn by animals, typically on snow, ice or grass.

The sledge ran far better upon the ice, I cannot say the same for the dogs.

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To hit with a sledgehammer.
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(UK) Any type of sled or sleigh.
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A card game resembling all fours and seven-up; old sledge.
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To drag or draw a sledge.
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To ride, travel with or transport in a sledge.
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(chiefly cricket, Australia) To verbally insult or abuse an opponent in order to distract them (considered unsportsmanlike).
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A vehicle mounted on runners drawn by work animals, such as horses or dogs, and used for transporting loads across ice, snow, and rough ground.
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A sled or sleigh for carrying loads over ice, snow, etc.
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Origin of sledge

  • Dutch dialectal sleedse perhaps diminutive of Dutch slede sled from Middle Dutch sledde

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

  • From Sledge (“a surname"), influenced by sledgehammer. Australian from 1960s.According to Ian Chappell, originated in Adelaide during the 1963/4 or 1964/5 Sheffield Shield season. A cricketer who swore in the presence of a woman was taken to be as subtle as a sledgehammer (meaning unsubtle) and was called “Percy" or “Sledge", from singer Percy Sledge (whose song When a Man Loves a Woman was a hit at the time). Directing insults or obsenities at the opposition team then became known as sledging.

    From Wiktionary

  • Dialectal Dutch sleedse

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  • Old English slecg.

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