Sleigh vs Sled what difference

what is difference between Sleigh and Sled

English

Pronunciation

  • enPR: slā, IPA(key): /sleɪ/
  • Rhymes: -eɪ
  • Homophone: slay

Etymology 1

From Dutch slee, from Middle Dutch slede, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *slidô.

Noun

sleigh (plural sleighs)

  1. A vehicle, generally pulled by an animal, which moves over snow or ice on runners, used for transporting persons or goods. (contrast “sled”, which is smaller)
    Santa travels in a sleigh.
Derived terms
  • Nantucket sleigh ride
  • sleigh bell
Translations
See also
  • sled
  • sledge
  • toboggan

Verb

sleigh (third-person singular simple present sleighs, present participle sleighing, simple past and past participle sleighed)

  1. To ride or drive a sleigh.
Derived terms
  • sleigher

Etymology 2

Adjective

sleigh (comparative sleigher, superlative sleighest)

  1. (obsolete) Sly.
Translations

Further reading

  • Sleigh in the Encyclopædia Britannica (11th edition, 1911)

Anagrams

  • le sigh, leighs

Middle English

Adjective

sleigh

  1. Alternative form of sly


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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