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SLEDGE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sledge mean? 

SLEDGE (noun)
  The noun SLEDGE has 2 senses:

1. a vehicle mounted on runners and pulled by horses or dogs; for transportation over snow
2. a heavy long-handled hammer used to drive stakes or wedges

  Familiarity information: SLEDGE used as a noun is rare.


SLEDGE (verb)
  The verb SLEDGE has 3 senses:

1. transport in a sleigh
2. ride in or travel with a sledge
3. beat with a sledgehammer

  Familiarity information: SLEDGE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SLEDGE (noun)


Sense 1sledge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A vehicle mounted on runners and pulled by horses or dogs; for transportation over snow

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

sleigh; sledge; sled

Hypernyms ("sledge" is a kind of...):

vehicle (a conveyance that transports people or objects)

Meronyms (parts of "sledge"):

runner (device consisting of the parts on which something can slide along)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sledge"):

bob; bobsled; bobsleigh (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)

toboggan (a long narrow sled without runners; boards curve upward in front)


Sense 2sledge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A heavy long-handled hammer used to drive stakes or wedges

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

maul; sledgehammer; sledge

Hypernyms ("sledge" is a kind of...):

hammer (a hand tool with a heavy rigid head and a handle; used to deliver an impulsive force by striking)


SLEDGE (verb)


Sense 1sledge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Transport in a sleigh

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Hypernyms (to "sledge" is one way to...):

transport (move something or somebody around; usually over long distances)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2sledge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Ride in or travel with a sledge

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context examples:

the antarctic expedition sledged along the coastline / The children sledged all day by the lake

Hypernyms (to "sledge" is one way to...):

journey; travel (undertake a journey or trip)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 3sledge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Beat with a sledgehammer

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

sledgehammer; sledge

Hypernyms (to "sledge" is one way to...):

hammer (beat with or as if with a hammer)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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