bobsledding


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bob·sled

 (bŏb′slĕd′)
n.
1. A long metal racing sled with a steering mechanism that controls the front runners and a hand brake, usually raced down a curving ice-covered course by crews of two or four riders.
2.
a. A long sled made of two shorter sleds joined in tandem.
b. Either of these two smaller sleds.
intr.v. bob·sled·ded, bob·sled·ding, bob·sleds
To ride or race in a bobsled.

[bob + sled.]

bob′sled·der n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bobsledding - riding on a bobsledbobsledding - riding on a bobsled      
sledding - the sport of riding on a sled or sleigh
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