Definition of dogsled in US English:


(also dog sled)


North American
  • A sled designed to be pulled by dogs.

    • ‘Over the course of the journey, their dog sled is pursued by a hungry pack of wolves.’
    • ‘If you prefer a solo challenge, consider racing a dog sled over 1,100 miles of Alaskan wasteland on the Iditarod trail between Anchorage and Nome.’
    • ‘Masson confirms there are few better ways to experience the winter wonderland that is la Belle Province than from the back of a dog sled.’
    • ‘One year a woman had to be sent to the hospital after an accident with a dog sled.’
    • ‘Visitors can ride a dog sled on the ice path and experience first-hand this means of transport that is commonly used during the winters of Northeast China.’
    • ‘Frederik is quite the athletic, adventurous soul - in 2000, he explored Greenland on a dog sled.’
    • ‘When Buck wins sixteen hundred dollars for his beloved friend after pulling the dog sled laden with one thousand pounds of flour, the pace of life changes.’
    • ‘‘They led the Stanley Cup into town on a dog sled,’ Oak says.’
    • ‘Some villages are so remote that they are accessible only by air, snowmobile, or dog sled during the winter.’
    • ‘I had enough money in the bank to buy gas, food, and perhaps rent a dog sled if it came down to that.’
    • ‘There is no longer a chance White Fang will ever get along with the other dogs, for he is now made leader on the dog sled.’
    • ‘Our troubled twosome hitch a dog sled to help their newfound friend retrieve his gold, all the while trying to evade a cavalcade of casino crooks.’
    • ‘He was not a lumberjack, or a fur trader, and he didn't live in an igloo or eat blubber, or own a dog sled.’
    • ‘The first thing we had to do was climb into our winter suits - which looked a bit like padded overalls - and snow boots as the next leg of the journey was to take place aboard a dog sled.’
    • ‘Among the Polar Eskimo of the Thule District, for example, the dog sled was the most important means of transportation, used up to ten months of the year.’
    • ‘Their tough journey sees the keen youngsters tolerating the most basic and harsh conditions including travelling over 100 miles by dog sled and surviving temperatures of 50 degrees below zero.’
    • ‘Before the advent of the snowmobile, she would run in front of the dog sled team in snowshoes to break the snow and clear a path.’
    • ‘Something a tad more modern, like a car, airplane, dog sled or skateboard would be too boring for the man who plays piano by ear, paints, draws and enters triathlons despite the fact he can't swim.’
    • ‘Not long ago exploration didn't require much more than a dog sled, a compass, a modest stake, and a whole lot of gumption.’
    • ‘The next morning found me at the wheel, so to speak, of my dog sled.’


[no object]usually as noun dogsledding
  • Travel by dogsled.

    ‘winter activities include cross-country skiing and dogsledding’
    • ‘Also, my mother is going dogsledding tomorrow.’
    • ‘They started the Ivakkak, which means ‘running at a comfortable speed’ in Inuttitut, to promote Inuit Husky dogs and revive the Inuit tradition of dogsledding.’’
    • ‘And if you're in the mood for other winter adventure ranging from backcountry ski tours to snowshoeing or dogsledding, contact the adventure travel agency.’
    • ‘He bought his first husky soon after and his love for dogsledding began.’
    • ‘He had introduced me and a few other first-time mushers to dogsledding, and now I found myself listening to the excited baying of my dogs.’
    • ‘I have been dogsledding in Finland and Russia in the middle of a cold snap, and instead of the January average of minus 15, it's minus 30.’
    • ‘The hotel offers a range of outdoor activities - from dogsledding to snowmobiling.’
    • ‘The book features lots of colour photos and mostly Inuit writers' tips on everything from dogsledding and walrus watching to luxury cruises and the dangers of ice floes.’
    • ‘In spring, when there is round-the-clock light and it's difficult to sleep, the Inuit I was dogsledding with would ask me to read passages aloud, even though they couldn't understand my English version.’
    • ‘In addition to cross county skiing, winter activities include dogsledding, ice skating and tobogganing.’
    • ‘What sets this festival apart from others is its easy going personality and the family-friendly setting that balances every kind of activity - from dogsledding to snowshoeing - with tastings and seminars.’
    • ‘Options include mountain biking, kayaking, dogsledding, hiking, and horseback riding, which may be packaged with helicopter flightseeing.’
    • ‘Three years later, both actors have emerged from their respective trash heaps in order to star in two separate movies about dogsledding.’