Toboggan vs. Sled

Toboggan vs. Sled — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Toboggan and Sled

Toboggannoun

A long, narrow, runnerless sled constructed of thin boards curled upward at the front end.

Slednoun

A vehicle having runners and used for carrying people or loads over ice and snow; a sledge.

Tobogganverb

To coast, ride, or travel on a toboggan.

Slednoun

A light vehicle, often with runners, used especially by children for coasting over snow or ice.

Tobogganverb

(Slang) To decline or fall rapidly

His good fortune has tobogganed.

Slednoun

(Informal) A snowmobile.

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Toboggannoun

A long sled without runners, with the front end curled upwards, which may be pulled across snow by a cord or used to coast down hills.

Slednoun

A movable, slotted surface that slides over the blade of a table saw, used to ensure accurate cuts.

Toboggannoun

A similar sled of wood, pulled by dogs, possibly with steel runners, made to transport cargo.

Sledverb

To carry on or convey by a sled.

Toboggannoun

Something which, once it starts going (figuratively) downhill, is unstoppable until it reaches the bottom.

Sledverb

To ride or use a sled.

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Toboggannoun

A knit cap, designed to provide warmth in cold weather.

Slednoun

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.

Tobogganverb

To slide down a hill on a toboggan or other object.

Slednoun

(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.

Tobogganverb

To figuratively go downhill unstoppably until one reaches the bottom.

Slednoun

(slang) A snowmobile.

Toboggannoun

a long narrow sled without runners; boards curve upward in front

Sledverb

To ride a sled.

Tobogganverb

move along on a luge or toboggan

Slednoun

a vehicle mounted on runners and pulled by horses or dogs; for transportation over snow

Sledverb

ride (on) a sled