A toboggan is a type of sled that's light and thin. When you use such a sled, you're tobogganing.

If you live somewhere that gets snow in the winter, you might already know what a toboggan is: a thin sled with curving boards in the front that originated with Native Canadians. Tobogganing is a popular winter sport and a lot of fun. Tobogganing sometimes refers to luging, which is a very similar winter sport. You can go extremely fast on a toboggan. If you ride a toboggan well, maybe you'll end up in the Winter Olympics.

Definitions of toboggan

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

Type of:
sled, sledge, sleigh
a vehicle mounted on runners and pulled by horses or dogs; for transportation over snow

v move along on a luge or toboggan

Type of:
sled, sleigh
ride (on) a sled

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