One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A mechanically steered and braked sled, typically manned by crews of two or four, used for racing down a steep ice-covered run with banked curves; a bobsleigh.
- ‘This is a very vibrant, powerful and angry film offering a view of country that's not all bobsleds and dreadlocks.’
- ‘Injuries have also been slowing down the Bulgarian bobsled team.’
- ‘Jill Bakken of the Utah Army National Guard and her civilian partner won the gold medal in the first-ever women's bobsled competition.’
- ‘An even bigger hoot is the 398-yard 10th, with its green far downhill from the landing area, fronted by a squiggly little bobsled run of a bent-grass fairway, curving around a lonesome pine.’
- ‘Sports most frequently training in Lake Placid include biathlon, bobsled, figure skating, ice hockey, luge, skiing and speed skating.’
- ‘An Army Reservist helped the United States end nearly half a century of Olympic frustration for the U.S. men's bobsled team by earning a silver medal during the 2002 Winter Olympics.’
- ‘Opening the rotating glass door, Adrian was unfortunately welcomed by even harsher weather conditions; the wind speed had picked up drastically to forty miles an hour; almost the speed of an Olympic bobsled.’
- ‘Like many other bobsled teammates, Sharp comes from a track and field background.’
- ‘With only two weeks of training on how to push a bobsled, Vonetta (along with her teammate Bonny Warner) broke the world start record in October 2000, at Park City, Utah’
- ‘The Olympic committee said the bobsled association and ‘entrepreneurs or elites in our society’ were supposed to fund the sport and provide a bobsled, uniform and equipment for its Winter Games teams.’
- ‘The physical definition lies in a small sled, an extreme athlete and an empty bobsled track.’
- ‘Denny thought Johnson represented the ideal crossover athlete for bobsled, so Johnson began to make the changeover from summer to winter sports’
- ‘Like many other bobsled teammates, Jones competed in other sports before crossing over to bobsled.’
- ‘In a transformation beyond my primitive understanding of quantum physics, the lump became a high performance bobsled.’
- ‘Women's bobsled is a medal event for the first time ever in the games, and Canadians Christina Smith and Paula McKenzie are among the medal contenders.’
- ‘While at Corning, he has worked on both the U.S. Olympic bobsled and the performance of Geoff Bodine's race cars.’
- ‘Bakken has been with the women's bobsled team since day one and has been either the top U.S. driver or one of the best ever since.’
- ‘Your bobsled seems to jerk around the track and it is very difficult to learn how to properly maneuver your sled down the course.’
- ‘But the event I look forward to most is the men's four-man bobsled.’
- ‘All of the racing sports, the skiing and bobsled and speed skating and luge, are exercises in déjà vu.’
- ‘Taiwan came in 29th out of 29 finishers in the four-man bobsled event in which Lee was the ‘fifth man.’’
- ‘Here's an idea to liven up the Winter Olympics: send figure skaters down the bobsled run.’
- ‘U.S. Women's bobsledder Vonetta Flowers became the first Black woman to win a gold medal in the Winter Olympics when she won the inaugural women's bobsled event on this day.’
- ‘Although existing one-dimensional studies of bobsled dynamics and sled performance are useful, to design a simulator we need to fully characterize the surface of the track and the motion of the sled in three dimensions.’
- ‘Shea tried bobsled and luge before attempting skeleton.’
- ‘Although the idea of success on the world soccer stage for Canada was once as absurd as a Jamaican bobsled team, the girls are proving that they have what it takes, playing on Saturday against the intimidating United States soccer team.’
Mid 19th century (originally denoting a sled made of two short sleds coupled together and used for hauling logs): from bob in the sense ‘short’ + sled.
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