bobsled
noun Etymology: perhaps from 4bob Date: 1837 1. a short sled usually used as one of a pair joined by a coupling 2. a large usually metal sled used in racing and equipped with two pairs of runners in tandem, a long seat for two or more people, a steering wheel, and a hand brakebobsled intransitive verbbobsledder noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bobsled — ☆ bobsled [bäbslā΄bäb′sled΄ ] n. 1. a long sled made of two short sleds joined together, or either of the short sleds 2. a long sled for two or four riders, equipped with steerable runners in the front, fixed runners in the back, a brake, and a… …   English World dictionary

  • bobsled — 1839, from BOB (Cf. bob) (2) + SLED (Cf. sled). So called because it is a short type …   Etymology dictionary

  • bobsled — UK [ˈbɒbsled] / US [ˈbɑbˌsled] noun [countable] Word forms bobsled : singular bobsled plural bobsleds American a bobsleigh …   English dictionary

  • bobsled — bobsledder, n. /bob sled /, n., v., bobsledded, bobsledding. n. 1. a sled having two pairs of runners, a brake, and a steering wheel or other mechanism that enables the front rider to direct the sled down a steeply banked run or chute. 2. a sled… …   Universalium

  • bobsled — 1. noun a) The sport of travelling down a bob track as fast as possible. b) A sled used to go down a bob track. Syn: bobsleigh 2. verb To ride a bobsled …   Wiktionary

  • bobsled — bob|sled [ bab,sled ] noun count a small vehicle for two or more people designed for sliding over snow and ice and used in races down a track called a bobsled run …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bobsled — [[t]bɒ̱bsled[/t]] bobsleds N COUNT A bobsled is the same as a bobsleigh. [mainly AM] …   English dictionary

  • bobsled — n. type of sled used in snow v. ride on a bobsled …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bobsled — bob•sled [[t]ˈbɒbˌslɛd[/t]] n. v. sled•ded, sled•ding 1) spo a long sled for two or four riders, equipped with two pairs of runners one behind the other, a brake, and a steering wheel or other steering mechanism that enables the front rider to… …   From formal English to slang

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