Definitions

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

  • n. A racing sled for one or two people that is ridden with the rider or riders lying supine.
  • n. A competition in which these sleds race against a clock.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A racing sled for one or two people that is ridden with the rider or riders lying on their back.
  • n. The sport of racing on luges.
  • v. To travel by luge

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a racing sled for one or two people; it is raced down a chute of packed snow or ice, and the occupant(s) lie down on it with feet in the direction of motion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A Middle English form of lodge.
  • n. A Swiss form of coasting-sled of small size, steered by short iron-pointed sticks.

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

  • v. move along on a luge or toboggan
  • n. a racing sled for one or two people

Etymologies

French dialectal, from Medieval Latin sludia, perhaps of Celtic origin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French luge, from Franco-Proven├žal, from Late Latin sclodia, from Gaulish stludio, akin to English sled and sleigh, Irish slaod 'raft, float', Old Breton stloit 'traction, sliding' (modern stlej 'sleigh'), Welsh llithr 'slide, slippage'. (Wiktionary)

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