bobsled

Definitions

  • A bobsled or double runner
    A bobsled or double runner
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v bobsled ride a bobsled "The boys bobbed down the hill screaming with pleasure"
    • n bobsled a long racing sled (for 2 or more people) with a steering mechanism
    • n bobsled formerly two short sleds coupled together
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bobsled a long racing sled (for 2 or more people), having two pairs of runners, with the front pair connected to a steering mechanism. They are usually raced one at a time down a steeply sloping path or specially constructed chute, with sharp banked curves, and attain high speeds.
    • Bobsled A short sled, mostly used as one of a pair connected by a reach or coupling; also, the compound sled so formed. "The long wagon body set on bobsleds ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bobsled A sled consisting of a body resting on two short sleds called bobs, placed one behind the other. Bob-sleds are used for the transportation of timber, etc., and, when of lighter build for coasting, are also called double-runners or simply bobs.
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Usage

In literature:

Zebbie, Mr. Stewart, Jerrine, and I went in the bobsled.
"Letters of a Woman Homesteader" by Elinore Pruitt Stewart
Back and forth traveled the bobsled to Tabernacle, only to meet with disappointment.
"The White Desert" by Courtney Ryley Cooper
Mr. Macksey tells me he has two big, old-fashioned bobsleds in one of the barns.
"The Moving Picture Girls Snowbound" by Laura Lee Hope
Slowly but surely they crawled up behind the other bobsled.
"The Rover Boys on a Hunt" by Arthur M. Winfield (Edward Stratemeyer)
One writer called it a cross between a tree and a bobsled.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
Hampered with the load of the bobsled, the boys made slow progress.
"The Rover Boys on Snowshoe Island" by Edward Stratemeyer
The collision changed the direction of the bobsled, and by the merest fraction it escaped striking a tree.
"Nan Sherwood at Palm Beach" by Annie Roe Carr
Almost at the same instant she looked up and saw a bobsled coming into the side lane.
"The Wind Before the Dawn" by Dell H. Munger
The boys have got a big bobsled from the livery stable.
"Chicken Little Jane on the Big John" by Lily Munsell Ritchie
The boys on this bobsled had stopped just before going over the track when the switchman at the crossing had lowered the gates.
"The Curlytops Snowed In" by Howard R. Garis
While they loaded the meat on the bobsleds, Joe was silent, preoccupied by his confused feelings about Ellis.
"The Lost Wagon" by James Arthur Kjelgaard
Then we got reckless and crossed into the bobsled scoot and tried that.
"The Car That Went Abroad" by Albert Bigelow Paine
Bud drove the team, Gramps sat on the bobsled seat beside him and Shep tagged amiably behind.
"The Black Fawn" by James Arthur Kjelgaard
They found Bert and Charlie busy making a bobsled in the back yard.
"The Bobbsey Twins at Cedar Camp" by Laura Lee Hope
They started away from the house, the two boys dragging the bobsled.
"The Corner House Girls Snowbound" by Grace Brooks Hill
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In news:

Lolo Jones expected to try bobsled .
Jones is among a group of Olympic track athletes that was invited and is expected to compete in the US women's bobsled push championships Friday.
Canada 1 pilot Lyndon Rush and brakeman Jesse Lumsden make a run in the two-man bobsled World Cup competition, on Nov 9, 2012, in Lake Placid, N.Y THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Mike Groll.
I think Justin Olsen, our July/August Trends cover subject, is probably a little more comfortable running on ice and jumping in a bobsled with three other dudes than getting prepped for a photo shoot.
Canada's Humphries wins gold in bobsled opener, beating track star Lolo Jones.
Lolo 's First Bobsled Race.
Lolo Jones wins silver in World Cup bobsled.
Lolo Jones' team win silver in World Cup bobsled.
Canada's Kaillie Humphries wins gold in bobsled opener, beating track star Lolo Jones.
Canada's pilot Kaillie Humphries with brakewoman Chelsea Valios race to a first-place finish in the women's bobsled World Cup competition on Friday, Nov 9, 2012, in Lake Placid, N.Y.
Olympians Lolo Jones, Tianna Madison were selected to the US bobsled team.
Steve Holcomb achieved almost everything in bobsled, except a title on US soil.
This Oct 5, 2012 file photo shows Lolo Jones waiting for her run at the US women's bobsled push championships in Lake Placid, N.Y. Jones says she's still planning to compete in hurdles at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
Lolo Jones' international bobsled debut will come at the sport's highest level - the World Cup circuit.
Lolo Jones, Tianna Madison picked for US spots in World Cup bobsled opener.
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