Toboggan
Toboggan \To*bog"gan\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tobogganed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tobogganing}.] To slide down hill over the snow or ice on a toboggan. --Barilett. [1913 Webster]

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  • toboggan — [ tɔbɔgɑ̃ ] n. m. • 1890; tobagane 1691; mot d o. algonquine otaban « traîne », repris au canadien 1 ♦ Traîneau à longs patins métalliques. Piste de toboggan. Au Canada, Traîneau sans patins, fait de planches minces recourbées à l avant, appelé… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Toboggan — im Wintersport Toboggan Rutsche auf ein …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • toboggan — (n.) long, flat bottomed sled, 1829, from Canadian Fr. tabagane, from Algonquian (probably Micmac) tobakun a sled. The verb is recorded from 1846. As American English colloquial for a type of long woolen cap, it is recorded from 1929 (earlier… …   Etymology dictionary

  • toboggan — ► NOUN ▪ a light, narrow vehicle on runners, used for sliding downhill over snow or ice. ► VERB ▪ ride on a toboggan. DERIVATIVES tobogganist noun. ORIGIN Micmac …   English terms dictionary

  • toboggan — [tə bäg′ən] n. [CdnFr tabagan, tobagan < an Algonquian language: cf. Micmac topaĝan] a long, narrow, flat sled without runners, made of thin boards curved back at the front end and often having side rails: often used for the sport of coasting… …   English World dictionary

  • Toboggan — To*bog gan, n. [Corruption of American Indian odabagan a sled.] A kind of sledge made of pliable board, turned up at one or both ends, used for coasting down hills or prepared inclined planes; also, a sleigh or sledge, to be drawn by dogs, or by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Toboggan — Toboggan, s. Schlitten, S. 870 …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Toboggan — Toboggan, Indianerschlitten, Rutschschlitten, der nicht auf Kufen, sondern auf der ganzen Bodenfläche rutscht …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • toboggan — vb coast, *slide, slip, glide, skid, glissade, slither …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • toboggan — The verb has inflected forms tobogganed, tobogganing, and derivative forms tobogganer, tobogganist …   Modern English usage

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