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.
- (obsolete) A sleigh for saw logs or heavy timber resting on two pairs of two short runners
- (Britain) A winter sport in which teams make timed runs down narrow, twisting, banked purpose-built iced tracks in a gravity-powered sled.
- (Britain) The sled used in the sport of bobsleigh
- To ride a bobsleigh.
bobsleigh f (plural bobsleighs)
bobsleigh m (plural bobsleighs)