A card game resembling all fours and seven-up; old sledge.
To hit with a sledgehammer.
Other Word Forms of Sledge
Origin of Sledge
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.
Dutch dialectal sleedse perhaps diminutive of Dutch slede sled from Middle Dutch sledde
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Dialectal Dutch sleedse
Old English slecg.
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