Definition of sled in English:

sled

noun

North American
  • another term for sledge
    • ‘Instead of sliding down hills on sleds, kids now barrel down the street on bikes and skateboards.’
    • ‘It offers skis for downhill and cross country enthusiasts, as well as sleds, tubes and snow shoes.’
    • ‘Plus our sleds are designed with bumpers on each of the four corners to provide some protection if we hit a wall.’
    • ‘She threw herself onto the sled and slid down through the fresh snow to the bottom.’
    • ‘Then we'd go find trash can lids, and eventually real sleds, and slide down into a pile of snow.’
    • ‘These sleds reach a minimum speed of 80 mph and the driver has to contend with g-force in each of the turns.’
    • ‘The day of the party promises mittens and hats, mufflers and ski pants, toboggans and sleds.’
    • ‘They hadn't been able to get their hands on sleds, but a sleigh ride was always fun on a snowy evening.’
    • ‘We trudged through the snow for a good half hour to make it to the hardware store where we examined all the sleds and finally settled on a long bright orange plastic toboggan.’
    • ‘Apparently in the good old days in Sweden they used to race their sleds to church and the winner of the race would have the best harvest for the coming year.’
    • ‘The man tries to explain his state of mind by comparing it to going downhill on a snow sled, but Jonas does not know what sled and snow are.’

verb

[NO OBJECT]usually go sledding
North American
  • Ride on a sledge:

    ‘I know my kids would love to have one last snowstorm to build a snowman and go sledding’
    ‘they sledded down the slopes in the frozen snow’

Origin

Middle English: from Middle Low German sledde; related to the verb slide.

Pronunciation

sled

/slɛd/