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  • n. A type of small sled consisting of a handlebar mounted on a pair of flexible metal runners. The driver stands on the runners and kicks the sled forward with one foot. In front of the handlebar there's often a seat for a passenger.

Etymologies

Although the kicksled originates from Norway, the English term is a calque of the Finnish potkukelkka ("kick + sled"), possibly because the device appears to be first introduced to larger American audience in the form kick-sled in the Feb. 26th 1940 issue of the Life magazine in a story of the Finnish Winter War. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Instead of going Nordic skiing like BicycleMag, you should try traditional Nordic kicksled, the proper instrument for your wintertime "schluffing" needs.

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  • Lovely Parks Canada medals were awarded for distance sliding, snow sculpture, snow soccer and kicksled races.

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  • When ice conditions are good, Pata said, she likes to strap on skates and push the kicksled on the lake.

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  • Pata said visitors sometimes buy firewood at the visitor center and kicksled out to an

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  • When ice conditions are good, she said, she likes to strap on skates and push the kicksled on the lake.

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  • Pata said visitors sometimes buy firewood at the visitor center and kicksled to an A-frame shelter in the woods to have a winter picnic by a fire.

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