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luge

(lo͞ozh), a type of small sledsled,
vehicle that moves by sliding. A sledge is typically a heavier, load-carrying sled drawn by a horse or dog, while a sleigh is a partially enclosed horse-drawn vehicle with runners that has seats for passengers.
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 on which one or two persons, lying face up, slide feet first down snowy hillsides or down steeply banked, curving, iced chutes similar to those used in bobsleddingbobsledding,
winter sport in which a bobsled—a partially enclosed vehicle with steerable sledlike runners, accommodating two or four persons—hurtles down a course of iced, steeply banked, twisting inclines.
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. Steering is accomplished by shifting weight, pulling straps attached to the runners, or using the feet. Popular in the Alps and in other parts of Europe since the early 20th cent., luge has been an event (men's and women's singles and men's pairs) in the Winter Olympic Games since 1964; a relay event involving teams consisting of a man, a woman, and a pair debuted in 2014.
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The first step was he had to lay hands on copies of the blueprints of the original Luger developed for the 1907 U.
Soon every storm trooper was issued one, despite the fact that the Luger cost three times as much as his 98 Mauser.
30 Lugers clocked out at over 1,250 fps and worked perfectly.
In his bedroom they found the Luger, wrapped in a t-shirt, and eight rounds of 9mm ammunition.
Where standard bullet diameter for 9mm Luger and most everything else mentioned in the above paragraph is 0.
Luger had ideas for improving the Borchardt design, and in 1899 he finalized a highly modified design of his own that would look to most people today like a Luger.
WEAPONS: Joseph Cromby and Larkhill Park, where a Luger pistol was found
Luger 67 and 61 were directed to a compound and were told to look for three men on a roof - who were believed to be insurgents but were actually British soldiers fighting off the Taliban, the inquest heard.
Skill is the main factor that determines whether a luger will be the fastest across the finish line.
The problem with the Luger is likely related to the side plate.
Family and friends of the Georgian luger who was killed on a training run on the opening day of the Vancouver Winter Olympics have gathered for his funeral.
OLYMPIC lugers are convinced the death of Nodar Kumaritashvili was caused by "driver error" and not a dangerous track, according to British Olympic Association performance director Sir Clive Woodward.