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sledge:

see 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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sledgehammer, sledge

A large hammer having two faces; weighs up to 100 lb (45 kg); grasped with both hands.

sledge

1 (esp US and Canadian), sled
1. a vehicle mounted on runners, drawn by horses or dogs, for transporting people or goods, esp over snow
2. a light wooden frame used, esp by children, for sliding over snow; toboggan
3. NZ a farm vehicle mounted on runners, for use on rough or muddy ground

sledge

2
an insult aimed at another player during a game of cricket
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While each of the party was absorbed in reflections so different, the sledge flew past over the vast carpet of snow.
In less than an hour he left the rudder and furled his sails, whilst the sledge, carried forward by the great impetus the wind had given it, went on half a mile further with its sails unspread.
Fogg and the young woman to descend from the sledge.
Pavel knocked him over the side of the sledge and threw the girl after him.
At night, before I went to sleep, I often found myself in a sledge drawn by three horses, dashing through a country that looked something like Nebraska and something like Virginia.
It was there tied to one of the white chickens, who flew along with it on his back behind the large sledge.
he exclaimed when he saw his little son in the sledge.
No, I'm quite warm,' answered Nikita as he pushed some straw up to the forepart of the sledge so that it should cover his feet, and stowed away the whip, which the good horse would not need, at the bottom of the sledge.
Nikita jumped in just as the sledge started, and seated himself in front on the left side, with one leg hanging over the edge.
He is now much recovered from his illness and is continually on the deck, apparently watching for the sledge that preceded his own.
But in the hut her mother was waiting for her return, and as she grew impatient she said to her husband: 'Get out the horses, old man, to go and fetch her home; but see that you are careful not to upset the sledge and lose the chest.
FAMILIES took to the hills yesterday to make the most of the snow and wrapped up warm in lots of layers and armed with their sledges.