luge

A luge is a small sled that's designed to go very fast. This is the type of sled you would ride in the Olympics, not in your neighborhood park.

A luge is a small toboggan made for one or two riders, and you ride it either sitting with your legs outstretched or lying down on your back. You steer a luge using your calves, by applying pressure to one side or another, and by rolling your shoulders from side to side. Luge racing is a competitive sport that's included in the Winter Olympics, and "to luge" means to speed down a snowy hill on a luge. The word luge comes from the Latin sludia, or "sled."

Definitions of luge
  1. noun
    a racing sled for one or two people
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    type of:
    sled, sledge, sleigh
    a vehicle mounted on runners and pulled by horses or dogs; for transportation over snow
  2. verb
    move along on a luge or toboggan
    synonyms: toboggan
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    type of:
    sled, sleigh
    ride (on) a sled
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