Bobsleigh
Bobsled Bob"sled`, Bobsleigh Bob"sleigh`, n. 1. A short sled, mostly used as one of a pair connected by a reach or coupling; also, the compound sled so formed. [U. S.] [1913 Webster]

The long wagon body set on bobsleds. --W. D. Howells. [1913 Webster]

2. a long racing sled (for 2 or more people), having two pairs of runners, with the front pair connected to a steering mechanism. They are usually raced one at a time down a steeply sloping path or specially constructed chute, with sharp banked curves, and attain high speeds.

Syn: bobsled. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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