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Meaning of SLEDGE

Pronunciation:  slej

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a heavy long-handled hammer used to drive stakes or wedges
  2. [n]  a vehicle mounted on runners and pulled by horses or dogs; for transportation over snow
  3. [v]  beat with a sledgehammer
  4. [v]  travel with a sledge; "the antarctic expedition sledged along the coastline"
  5. [v]  transport in a sleigh
  6. [v]  ride in a sleigh

SLEDGE is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: maul, sled, sledgehammer, sledgehammer, sleigh
 See Also: bob, bobsled, bobsleigh, dog sled, dog sleigh, dogsled, hammer, hammer, journey, luge, pung, ride, runner, toboggan, transport, travel, vehicle



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sledge\, n. [Perhaps from sleds, pl. of sled, confused
    with sledge a hammer. See {Sled}, n.]
    1. A strong vehicle with low runners or low wheels; or one
       without wheels or runners, made of plank slightly turned
       up at one end, used for transporting loads upon the snow,
       ice, or bare ground; a sled.
    2. A hurdle on which, formerly, traitors were drawn to the
       place of execution. [Eng.] --Sir W. Scott.
    3. A sleigh. [Eng.]
    4. A game at cards; -- called also {old sledge}, and {all
  2. \Sledge\, v. i. & t. [imp. & p. p. {Sledged}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Sledging}.]
    To travel or convey in a sledge or sledges. --Howitt.
  3. \Sledge\, n. [AS. slecge,from sle['a]n to strike, beat.
    See {Slay}, v. t.]
    A large, heavy hammer, usually wielded with both hands; --
    called also {sledge hammer}.
          With his heavy sledge he can it beat.    --Spenser.