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sleigh

a light vehicle on runners; a sled: a one-horse open sleigh
Not to be confused with:
slay – murder; slaughter; assassinate: They planned to slay the King.
sley – the reed of a loom; the warp count in woven fabrics

sleigh

 (slā)
n.
A vehicle mounted on runners for use on snow or ice, having one or more seats and usually drawn by a horse.
intr.v. sleighed, sleigh·ing, sleighs
To ride in or drive a sleigh.

[Dutch slee, variant of slede, from Middle Dutch.]

sleigh′er n.

sleigh

(sleɪ)
n
(Automotive Engineering) another name for sledge11
vb
(Automotive Engineering) (intr) to travel by sleigh
[C18: from Dutch slee, variant of slede sledge1]
ˈsleigher n

sleigh

(sleɪ)

n.
1. a light vehicle on runners, usu. open and generally horse-drawn, used esp. for transporting persons over snow or ice.
2. a sled.
v.i.
3. to travel or ride in a sleigh.
[1690–1700, Amer.; < Dutch slee, variant of slede; see sled]
sleigh′er, n.

sleigh


Past participle: sleighed
Gerund: sleighing

Imperative
sleigh
sleigh
Present
I sleigh
you sleigh
he/she/it sleighs
we sleigh
you sleigh
they sleigh
Preterite
I sleighed
you sleighed
he/she/it sleighed
we sleighed
you sleighed
they sleighed
Present Continuous
I am sleighing
you are sleighing
he/she/it is sleighing
we are sleighing
you are sleighing
they are sleighing
Present Perfect
I have sleighed
you have sleighed
he/she/it has sleighed
we have sleighed
you have sleighed
they have sleighed
Past Continuous
I was sleighing
you were sleighing
he/she/it was sleighing
we were sleighing
you were sleighing
they were sleighing
Past Perfect
I had sleighed
you had sleighed
he/she/it had sleighed
we had sleighed
you had sleighed
they had sleighed
Future
I will sleigh
you will sleigh
he/she/it will sleigh
we will sleigh
you will sleigh
they will sleigh
Future Perfect
I will have sleighed
you will have sleighed
he/she/it will have sleighed
we will have sleighed
you will have sleighed
they will have sleighed
Future Continuous
I will be sleighing
you will be sleighing
he/she/it will be sleighing
we will be sleighing
you will be sleighing
they will be sleighing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sleighing
you have been sleighing
he/she/it has been sleighing
we have been sleighing
you have been sleighing
they have been sleighing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sleighing
you will have been sleighing
he/she/it will have been sleighing
we will have been sleighing
you will have been sleighing
they will have been sleighing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sleighing
you had been sleighing
he/she/it had been sleighing
we had been sleighing
you had been sleighing
they had been sleighing
Conditional
I would sleigh
you would sleigh
he/she/it would sleigh
we would sleigh
you would sleigh
they would sleigh
Past Conditional
I would have sleighed
you would have sleighed
he/she/it would have sleighed
we would have sleighed
you would have sleighed
they would have sleighed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sleigh - a vehicle mounted on runners and pulled by horses or dogssleigh - a vehicle mounted on runners and pulled by horses or dogs; for transportation over snow
bobsled, bobsleigh, bob - a long racing sled (for 2 or more people) with a steering mechanism
bobsled, bobsleigh - formerly two short sleds coupled together
dog sled, dog sleigh, dogsled - a sled pulled by dogs
luge - a racing sled for one or two people
pung - a one-horse sleigh consisting of a box on runners
runner - device consisting of the parts on which something can slide along
toboggan - a long narrow sled without runners; boards curve upward in front
vehicle - a conveyance that transports people or objects
Verb1.sleigh - ride (on) a sled
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
dogsled, mush - travel with a dogsled
bobsled, bob - ride a bobsled; "The boys bobbed down the hill screaming with pleasure"
luge, toboggan - move along on a luge or toboggan
ride - be carried or travel on or in a vehicle; "I ride to work in a bus"; "He rides the subway downtown every day"
Translations
مِزْلَجَه، زلاجَه
dopravní sáně
kane
kelkkareki
szán
sleîi
kamanas
sani
atlı kızak

sleigh

[sleɪ]
A. Ntrineo m
B. VI & VT = sledge 2
C. CPD sleigh bell Ncascabel m
sleigh ride N to go for a sleigh rideir a pasear en trineo

sleigh

[ˈsleɪ] ntraîneau m

sleigh

n(Pferde)schlitten m; sleigh bellSchlittenglocke f; sleigh rideSchlittenfahrt f

sleigh

[sleɪ] nslitta

sleigh

(slei) noun
a usually large sledge pulled by a horse etc.
References in classic literature ?
It was near the setting of the sun, on a clear, cold day in December, when a sleigh was moving slowly up one of the mountains in the district we have described.
Sleigh is the word used in every part of the United States to denote a traineau.
The puppy did not like it at all, but being fished for in this way was pure happiness beside being put to the sleigh for the first time.
Every Inuit boy prides himself as being a master of the long lash; but it is easy to flick at a mark on the ground, and difficult to lean forward and catch a shirking dog just behind the shoulders when the sleigh is going at full speed.
Simpson was absent from the home circle for the moment because he had exchanged the Widow Rideout's sleigh for Joseph Goodwin's plough.
If I could once ketch that consarned old thief," exclaimed Abner righteously, "I'd make him dance,--workin' off a stolen sleigh on me an' takin' away my good money an' cider press, to say nothin' o' my character
Meeting a comrade at the last post station but one before Moscow, Denisov had drunk three bottles of wine with him and, despite the jolting ruts across the snow-covered road, did not once wake up on the way to Moscow, but lay at the bottom of the sleigh beside Rostov, who grew more and more impatient the nearer they got to Moscow.
As soon as the snow had packed hard, I began to drive about the country in a clumsy sleigh that Otto Fuchs made for me by fastening a wooden goods-box on bobs.
She said she could think of but one thing--it was summer, and it was balmy France--yet she would like well to sleigh ride in the leafy avenues of Versailles
Before we start, I fix on the place where tea and a sleigh are to meet us, and we drive home again; because skating against the wind is as detestable as skating with it is delightful, and an unkind Nature arranges its blowing without the smallest regard for our convenience.
The sleigh-bells jingled to and fro continually: sometimes announcing the arrival of a sleigh from Vermont, laden with the frozen bodies of porkers, or sheep, and perhaps a deer or two; sometimes of a regular market-man, with chickens, geese, and turkeys, comprising the whole colony of a barn yard; and sometimes of a farmer and his dame, who had come to town partly for the ride, partly to go a-shopping, and partly for the sale of some eggs and butter.
The next morning, when I looked out, I saw the hollow-backed bay between the Varnum spruces, and Ethan Frome, throwing back his worn bearskin, made room for me in the sleigh at his side.