Sledge vs Sled what difference

what is difference between Sledge and Sled

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /slɛdʒ/
  • Rhymes: -ɛdʒ

Etymology 1

From Middle English slegge, from Old English sleċġ (sledgehammer; mallet), from Proto-Germanic *slagjǭ. Cognate with Dutch slegge (sledge), Swedish slägga (sledge), Norwegian Bokmål slegge (sledge), Norwegian Nynorsk sleggje (sledge), Icelandic sleggja (sledge), German Schlägel.

Noun

sledge (plural sledges)

  1. A heavy, long handled maul or hammer used to drive stakes, wedges, etc.
    • 1737, J. Ray, “A Collection of English Words Not Generally Used, With their Significations and Original in two Alphabetical Catalogues; the one, of such as are proper to the Northern, the other, to the Southern Counties. With an Account of the preparing and refining such Metals and Minerals as are found in England.”
      [based on information from Major Hill, Master of the Silver Mills, in 1662, descibing silver mining in Cardiganshire] They dig the Oar thus; One holds a little Picque, or Punch of Iron, having a long Handle of Wood which they call a Gad; Another with a great Iron Hammer, or Sledge, drives it into the Vein.
Synonyms
  • (long handled maul or hammer): forehammer, sledgehammer
Translations

Verb

sledge (third-person singular simple present sledges, present participle sledging, simple past and past participle sledged)

  1. to hit with a sledgehammer.
    • 1842, John O’Donovan, The Banquet of Dun Na N-Gedh and The Battle of Magh Rath: An Ancient and Historical Tale
      The rapid and violent exertion of smiths, mightily sledging the glowing iron masses of their furnaces.
    • 2005, Langdon W Moore, Langdon W. Moore: His Own Story of His Eventful Life
      When I inquired the reason of this wire being used in the construction of the safe, I was told it was to prevent the doors being broken by either sledging or wedging.

Etymology 2

Dialectal Dutch sleedse, from Middle Dutch sleedse, from the root of sled.

Noun

sledge (plural sledges)

  1. A low sled drawn by animals, typically on snow, ice or grass.
  2. (Britain) any type of sled or sleigh.
    • 1708, F. C. [possibly F. Conyers], Compleat Collier: Or, The Whole Art of Sinking, Getting, and Working, Coal-mines about Sunderland and New-Castle
      Aged wore out Coal-Horses, which after some time Wrought you will have, may serve turn for Sledge-Horses.
    • 1716, Myles Davies, Athenae Britannicae: Or, A Critical History of the Oxford and Cambridge Writers And Writings…Part I [the full title stretches for 70 words] reporting a passage in “Nicholas Sanders’s Seditious Pamphlet” De Schismate Anglicano, &c (1585)
      Ty’d upon the Sledge, a Papist and a Protestant in front, being two very disparate and antipathetick Companions, was a very ridiculous Science of Cruelty, even worst than Death it self (says he).
    • 2006, Richard Higgins, Peter Brukner, Bryan English (editors), Essential Sports Medicine
      There are also Winter Paralympic Games with Alpine and Nordic events, as well as sledge hockey – a form of ice hockey using a seated sledge.
  3. A card game resembling all fours and seven-up; old sledge.
Derived terms
  • dog sledge
Translations

Verb

sledge (third-person singular simple present sledges, present participle sledging, simple past and past participle sledged)

  1. To drag or draw a sledge.
    • 1860, Sherard Osborn, The career, last voyage and fate of … Sir John Franklin
      It should be remembered, that these explorations were nearly all made by our seamen and officers on foot, dragging sledges, on which were piled tents, provision, fuel for cooking, and raiment. This sledging was brought to perfection by Captain M’Clintock.
  2. To ride, travel with or transport in a sledge.
    • 1860, John Timbs, School-days of Eminent Men: I. Sketches of the Progress of Education in England, from the Reign of King Alfred
      When “the great fen or moor” which washed the city walls on the north was frozen over, sliding, sledging, and skating were the sports of crowds.
    • 2006, Godfrey (EDT) Baldacchino, Extreme Tourism: Lessons from the World’s Cold Water Islands
      Some of these may be closely associated with the day-to-day lifestyle of such communities — marine activities (fishing, wildlife viewing), mountain activities (abseiling, climbing, hunting) or winter sports (dog sledging).

See also

  • sled
  • sleigh
  • toboggan

Etymology 3

From Sledge (a surname), influenced by sledgehammer. Australian from 1960s.
According to Ian Chappell, originated in Adelaide during the 1963/4 or 1964/5 Sheffield Shield season. A cricketer who swore in the presence of a woman was taken to be as subtle as a sledgehammer (meaning unsubtle) and was called “Percy” or “Sledge”, from singer Percy Sledge (whose song When a Man Loves a Woman was a hit at the time). Directing insults or obscenities at the opposition team then became known as sledging.

Verb

sledge (third-person singular simple present sledges, present participle sledging, simple past and past participle sledged)

  1. (chiefly cricket, Australia) To verbally insult or abuse an opponent in order to distract them (considered unsportsmanlike).
    • 1998, Larry Elliott, Daniel E Atkinson, The Age of Insecurity
      Batteries of fast bowlers softened batsmen up with short-pitched bowling, while fielders tried to disturb their concentration with a running commentary of insults commonly known as sledging.
    • 2004, Dhanjoo N. Ghista, Socio-Economic Democracy and the World Government: Collective Capitalism, Depovertization, Human Rights, Template for Sustainable Peace
      Then, all these…government legislators…would be able to totally concentrate on their roles and functions, without being entangled in interparty sledging and squabbles.
    • 2013 November 6, Marina Hyde, “Whatever Shane Warne says, the Ashes sledgers need to raise their game”, The Guardian
      “Bloody hell even their sledging is now shite!!!” he sledged.

Noun

sledge (plural sledges)

  1. (chiefly cricket, Australia) An instance of sledging.
Translations

References

Anagrams

  • edgels, gledes, gleeds, ledges


English

Etymology

From Middle English sledde, from Middle Dutch sledde or Middle Low German sledde (compare Dutch slee, slede, Low German Sleden), from Proto-Germanic *slidô (compare Saterland Frisian sliede, German Schlitten, Norwegian slede). Related to slide.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /slɛd/
  • Rhymes: -ɛd

Noun

sled (plural sleds)

  1. A small, light vehicle with runners, used recreationally, mostly by children, for sliding down snow-covered hills. (A “sled” in this sense is not pulled by an animal as a “sleigh” is.)
    The child zoomed down the hill on his sled.
  2. (US) A vehicle on runners, used for conveying loads over the snow or ice. (contrast “sleigh”, which is larger)
    “Mush!” he yelled at the dogs pulling the sled.
  3. (slang) A snowmobile.

Derived terms

Translations

See also

  • sledge
  • sleigh
  • toboggan

Verb

sled (third-person singular simple present sleds, present participle sledding, simple past and past participle sledded)

  1. (intransitive) To ride a sled.
  2. (transitive) To convey on a sled.

Anagrams

  • Dels, EDLs, ELSD, LEDs, dels, seld

Czech

Etymology

From Old Czech footprint, Proto-Slavic *slědъ (rail, sledge runner), Proto-Indo-European *h₃sleidʰ (slide).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈslɛt]
  • Rhymes: -ɛt
  • Hyphenation: sled
  • Homophone: slet

Noun

sled m inan

  1. sequence, succession

Declension

Derived terms

References

Further reading

  • sled in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • sled in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Anagrams

  • sedl

Serbo-Croatian

Alternative forms

  • (Ijekavian): slijȇd

Noun

slȇd m (Cyrillic spelling сле̑д)

  1. sequence
  2. track

Declension


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