from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as double-ripper or bob-sled.


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  • She had seen him at all the parties of the high-school pupils which she had attended, and had gone coasting on his double-runner with other girls a number of times.

    Elsie Marley, Honey

  • Henderson's ten-year-old son, who had admired college girls ever since he found that Bob Parker could beat him at steering a double-runner.

    Betty Wales Senior

  • The safety double-runner does away with serious results, having a bridle with which it is steered.

    Healthful Sports for Boys

  • "Won't we have fun sliding on that double-runner Uncle has made!"

    The Graymouse Family

  • Uncle Squeaky brought in a red double-runner sled and pushed it under the tree!

    The Graymouse Family

  • Holding the plug he was whittling for his double-runner up to the light, Carl halted.

    Carl and the Cotton Gin

  • Every notable of the capital was there from the President in his double-runner to the humble clerk in a single-seated modest rig.

    Hagar's Daughter: A Story of Southern Caste Prejudice

  • The double-runner is much lighter and very much easier to steer on account of the front sled being arranged so that it can be moved independently of the rear sled, for a turn to the right or the left causes the "bob" to take the direction indicated by the front runners; but double-runners steered with a wheel, lever or yoke in front, are very dangerous, as the steersman, in case of an accident, is thrown against the steering apparatus, usually with serious results.

    Healthful Sports for Boys


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