Definition of Sledge

1. Noun. A vehicle mounted on runners and pulled by horses or dogs; for transportation over snow.

Exact synonyms: Sled, Sleigh
Specialized synonyms: Bob, Bobsled, Bobsleigh, Bobsled, Bobsleigh, Dog Sled, Dog Sleigh, Dogsled, Luge, Pung, Toboggan
Terms within: Runner
Generic synonyms: Vehicle
Derivative terms: Sled, Sleigh



2. Verb. Transport in a sleigh.
Generic synonyms: Transport

3. Noun. A heavy long-handled hammer used to drive stakes or wedges.
Exact synonyms: Maul, Sledgehammer
Generic synonyms: Hammer
Derivative terms: Maul, Sledgehammer

4. Verb. Ride in or travel with a sledge. "The children sledged all day by the lake"
Generic synonyms: Journey, Travel

5. Verb. Beat with a sledgehammer.
Exact synonyms: Sledgehammer
Generic synonyms: Hammer
Derivative terms: Sledgehammer

Definition of Sledge

1. n. A strong vehicle with low runners or low wheels; or one without wheels or runners, made of plank slightly turned up at one end, used for transporting loads upon the snow, ice, or bare ground; a sled.

2. v. i. & t. To travel or convey in a sledge or sledges.

3. n. A large, heavy hammer, usually wielded with both hands; -- called also sledge hammer.

Definition of Sledge

1. Noun. A heavy, long handled maul or hammer used to drive stakes, wedges, etc. ¹

2. Verb. to hit with a sledgehammer. ¹

3. Noun. A low sled drawn by animals, typically on snow, ice or grass. ¹

4. Noun. (British) any type of sled or sleigh. ¹

5. Verb. To drag or draw a sledge. ¹

6. Verb. To ride, travel with or transport in a sledge. ¹

7. Verb. (context: originally cricket originally Australian) to verbally insult or abuse an opponent in order to distract them (considered unsportsmanlike). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sledge

1. to convey on a type of sled [v SLEDGED, SLEDGING, SLEDGES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sledge

sleazoids
sleazy
sleb
slebs
sled
sled dog
sled dogs
sledded
sledder
sledders
sledding
sleddings
sleddog
sleddogs
sleded
sledge (current term)
sledge dog
sledge hockey
sledged
sledgehammer
sledgehammered
sledgehammering
sledgehammers
sledgelike
sledger
sledgers
sledges
sledging
sledgings
sledlike

Literary usage of Sledge

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss, Jenny H. Stickney (1898)
"HAD observed on the shore a quantity of wood, -*- which I thought suitable for making a sledge to convey our casks and heavy stores from Tent House to ..."

2. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1875)
"Sir Leopold M'Clintock had been a most successful explorer himself, and had brought the system of sledge-travelling to such a degree of perfection that it ..."

3. Report of the Annual Meeting (1862)
"This sledge plate (about 10ft. long on each side) reached down to within about 4 ... In the case of axles breaking, the " sledge " arrangement would also ..."

4. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1882)
"A sledge Journey in the Delia of ike Yukon, Northern Alaska. ... From this point several extended sledge expeditions were made in different directions over ..."

5. Arctic Experiences: Containing Capt. George E. Tyson's Wonderful Drift on by Euphemia Vale Blake (1874)
"sledge vs. Boat.—What Chester would do when he got Home. ... I wish to go with a sledge myself, and shall soon make the proposition. "April 23. ..."

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