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sleigh

noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
ride
▪ If you prefer leaving the driving to some one else, a sleigh ride may be in order.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Alternatives to skiing include a leisure pool, curling and skating on the nearby lake, indoor tennis and sleigh rides.
▪ And the two single sleigh beds, side by side.
▪ But even Peregrine doesn't expect to be invited to join Santa in his sleigh on the Big Night!
▪ Dotted with warming sheds, food courts and places to rent skates and ice sleighs, the canal never seems to sleep.
▪ Like skating, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and horse-drawn sleigh and dogsled rides.
▪ Mrs Watt handed Mr Reithman a note as he helped her into the sleigh.
▪ There were sleighs and carriages, there was apple-picking and hot cider on cold winter nights.
▪ Twinkling sleighs, sporting six pairs of reindeer and a fat-free Santa, decorate even the most modest of houses.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Sleigh

Sleigh \Sleigh\, a. Sly. [Obs.]
--Chaucer.

Sleigh

Sleigh \Sleigh\, n. [Cf. D. & LG. slede, slee, Icel. sle?i. See Sled.] A vehicle moved on runners, and used for transporting persons or goods on snow or ice; -- in England commonly called a sledge.

Sleigh bell, a small bell attached either to a horse when drawing a slegh, or to the sleigh itself; especially a globular bell with a loose ball which plays inside instead of a clapper.

Wikipedia

Sleigh (disambiguation)

A sleigh, or sled, is a vehicle with runners for sliding.

Sleigh may also refer to:

  • Bobsleigh
  • Sleigh (surname)

Sleigh (surname)

Sleigh is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Colonel Arthur B. Sleigh (1821–1869), founder of the British newspaper The Daily Telegraph
  • Sylvia Sleigh (born 1935), naturalised American realist painter
  • William Campbell Sleigh (1818–1887), serjeant-at-law
WordNet

sleigh

n. a vehicle mounted on runners and pulled by horses or dogs; for transportation over snow [syn: sled, sledge]

sleigh

v. ride (on) a sled [syn: sled]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

sleigh

"vehicle mounted on runners for use on ice and snow," 1703, American and Canadian English, from Dutch slee, shortened from slede (see sled (n.)). As a verb from 1728. Related: Sleighing. Sleigh-ride is first recorded 1770; sleigh-bells is from c.1780; they originally were used to give warning of the approach of a sleigh.

Wiktionary

sleigh

  1. (context obsolete English) sly n. A vehicle, generally pulled by an animal, which moves over snow or ice on runners, used for transporting persons or goods. (qualifier: contrast "sled", which is smaller) v

  2. To ride or drive a sleigh.

Usage examples of "sleigh".

Horace Guester was out in the barn stuffing straw into new bedticks, so Alvin asked Old Peg for use of the sleigh.

Smaller merchants, like the Musser women and the Eshelmans, who dealt in poultry, stopped before reaching the center of town and backed their sleighs against the open curb.

The troika raced down a dark avenue, raced quickly, and the excited outrunner kicked the front of the sleigh.

The thought of sleighing cheered him for a moment, until, now on the outskirts of the village, he was sanitarily perturbed by the adjacency of dwelling houses and barns.

Vasily An-dreevich left the cloth unadjusted and went up to the sleigh.

House that December, with a foot of snow in the streets outside and sleigh bells sounding, Adams, Gerry, McHenry, Secretary of the Navy Stoddert, and others gathered about large maps of the West Indies.

Slowly, bumpily, the sleigh began to move across the snow into the darkness.

Horace Guester was out in the barn stuffing straw into new bedticks, so Alvin asked Old Peg for use of the sleigh.

When the handcar scouts radioed that another train was coming, the final sleighs were loaded almost at random.

Obediently, Harim set off at a slow trot, the runners of the sleigh grinding over the snowy cobbles of the yard.

The vehicle was on runners and its front end had all the attachments necessary for hitching horses to it, but there its resemblance to a sleigh ended.

Maybe with Monro feeling better, there was a chance we could salvage enough wood for another sleigh.

But plenty of people still come out from the city, even on the snowiest days, to sleigh ride or to skate on the river and the ponds, and I trust that some will come to see us.

The Lenten fast, which was the one fast kept by all classes of society, began after Shrovetide, the most colourful of the Russian holidays, when everybody gorged themselves on pancakes and went for sleigh rides or tobogganing.

What kind of a sleighride, in the good old winter time, is a a Nantucket sleigh ride?