bobsleigh

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From bobs, the short runners on which the bobsleigh is based (as opposed to a usual sleigh on long runners continuing all the way along the vehicle); further etymology unclear. Attested since 1839 as bob-sled, long before the invention of the sport.

Noun[edit]

bobsleigh (countable and uncountable, plural bobsleighs)

Bobsleighs [1]
A bobsleigh [3]
  1. (obsolete) A sleigh for saw logs or heavy timber resting on two pairs of two short runners
  2. (Britain) A winter sport in which teams make timed runs down narrow, twisting, banked purpose-built iced tracks in a gravity-powered sled.
  3. (Britain) The sled used in the sport of bobsleigh

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Verb[edit]

bobsleigh (third-person singular simple present bobsleighs, present participle bobsleighing, simple past and past participle bobsleighed)

  1. To ride a bobsleigh.

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bɔp.slɛ/, /bɔp.slɛɡ/

Noun[edit]

bobsleigh f (plural bobsleighs)

  1. bobsleigh

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

bobsleigh m (plural bobsleighs)

  1. bobsleigh