From Middle English sledde, from Middle Dutch sledde or Middle Low German sledde (compare Dutch slee, slede, Low German Sleden), from Proto-Germanic *slidô (compare Saterland Frisian sliede, German Schlitten, Norwegian slede). Related to slide.
- Rhymes: -ɛd
sled (plural sleds)
- A small, light vehicle with runners, used, mostly by young persons, for sliding on snow or ice. (A "sled" in this sense is not pulled by an animal as a "sleigh" is.)
- The child zoomed down the hill on his sled.
- (US) A vehicle on runners, used for conveying loads over the snow or ice. (contrast "sleigh", which is larger)
- "Mush!" he yelled at the dogs pulling the sled.
- To ride a sled.
- (Ijekavian): slijȇd
slȇd m (Cyrillic spelling сле̑д)