Although the kicksled originates from Norway, the English term is a calque of the Finnish potkukelkka (“kick + sled”), possibly because the device appears to be first introduced to larger American audience in the form kick-sled in the Feb. 26th 1940 issue of the Life magazine in a story of the Finnish Winter War.
- A type of small sled consisting of a handlebar mounted on a pair of flexible metal runners. The driver stands on the runners and kicks the sled forward with one foot. In front of the handlebar there's often a seat for a passenger.
- spark (used especially by the Americans of Norwegian descent)
- To travel by kicksled
2009 March 24, “Bicycle? Scooter? Actually, it's both”, in Toronto Star:
- They were popularized by kicksledding and dog scootering – used to keep sled dogs in shape in summer.