Origin of sledMiddle English sledde from Middle Low German or MDu, akin to German schlitten: for Indo-European base see slide
transitive verbsled′ded, sled′ding
- A vehicle having runners and used for carrying people or loads over ice and snow; a sledge.
- A light vehicle, often with runners, used especially by children for coasting over snow or ice.
- Informal A snowmobile.
- A movable, slotted surface that slides over the blade of a table saw, used to ensure accurate cuts.
verbsled·ded, sled·ding, sleds
Origin of sledMiddle English sledde from Middle Dutch
- A small, light vehicle with runners, used, mostly by young persons, for sliding on snow or ice. (A "sled" in this sense is not pulled by an animal as a "sleigh" is.)
- The child zoomed down the hill on his sled.
- (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.
(third-person singular simple present sleds, present participle sledding, simple past and past participle sledded)
- To ride a sled.
sled - Computer Definition
(Single Large Expensive Disk) The traditional hard disk drive used in minicomputers and mainframes. Such drives were widely used starting in the mid-1960s through the late 1980s. Today, all hard disks are small and inexpensive by comparison. See RAID.