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Toboggan

 

a runnerless sled once widely used among the Indians of Canada. A toboggan consists of boards 3–4 m long and 30–40 cm wide fastened together with several cross pieces and strips of reindeer hide. The front curves upward, and a stretched animal skin or birch bark is used in place of sides. Two long straps are used for pulling.

The toboggan, used to transport goods, was pulled by human power or by dogs. Such sleds are still used by present-day hunters in the forest zone of Canada. The toboggan is used for sport in a somewhat modified form—smaller in size, without sides and pull straps. Official tobogganing competitions are not held.

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