Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A sport in which a small open sled is ridden by one or two people lying face-up with the feet pointed downhill, usually over an ice-covered course in a timed competition.
  • noun The sled used in this sport.
  • noun The sport of street luge.
  • noun The board used in street luge.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • verb move along on a luge or toboggan
  • noun a racing sled for one or two people

Etymologies

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

[French dialectal, from Medieval Latin sludia, perhaps of Celtic origin.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French luge, from Franco-Provençal, 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'.

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