n. v. sled•ded, sled•ding
1) trs a small vehicle consisting of a platform mounted on runners for use in traveling over snow or ice
2) a sledge
3) to coast, ride, or be carried on a sled
4) trs to convey by sled
Etymology: 1350–1400; ME sledde < MLG, c. MHG slitte; akin to MLG, MDslēde(cf. sledge I, sleigh), OHGslito, ONslethi, all der. of the Gmc base of slide

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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