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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A long racing sled with a steering mechanism controlling the front runners.
  • n. A long sled made of two shorter sleds joined in tandem.
  • n. Either of these two smaller sleds.
  • intransitive v. To ride or race in or as if in a bobsled.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A sled used to go down a bob track.
  • n. The sport of travelling down a bob track as fast as possible.
  • n. A short sled, mostly used as one of a pair connected by a reach or coupling; the compound sled so formed.
  • v. To ride a bobsled.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A short sled, mostly used as one of a pair connected by a reach or coupling; also, the compound sled so formed.
  • n. a long racing sled (for 2 or more people), having two pairs of runners, with the front pair connected to a steering mechanism. They are usually raced one at a time down a steeply sloping path or specially constructed chute, with sharp banked curves, and attain high speeds.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A sled consisting of a body resting on two short sleds called bobs, placed one behind the other.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. ride a bobsled
  • n. a long racing sled (for 2 or more people) with a steering mechanism
  • n. formerly two short sleds coupled together

Etymologies

bob2 + sled.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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