Hypertext Webster Gateway: "sledge"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Sledge \Sledge\, v. i. & t. [imp. & p. p. {Sledged}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Sledging}.]
To travel or convey in a sledge or sledges. --Howitt.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Sledge \Sledge\, n. [AS. slecge,from sle['a]n to strike, beat.
See {Slay}, v. t.]
A large, heavy hammer, usually wielded with both hands; --
called also {sledge hammer}.

With his heavy sledge he can it beat. --Spenser.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Sledge \Sledge\, n. [Perhaps from sleds, pl. of sled, confused
with sledge a hammer. See {Sled}, n.]
1. A strong vehicle with low runners or low wheels; or one
without wheels or runners, made of plank slightly turned
up at one end, used for transporting loads upon the snow,
ice, or bare ground; a sled.

2. A hurdle on which, formerly, traitors were drawn to the
place of execution. [Eng.] --Sir W. Scott.

3. A sleigh. [Eng.]

4. A game at cards; -- called also {old sledge}, and {all

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: a vehicle mounted on runners and pulled by horses or dogs;
for transportation over snow [syn: {sled}, {sleigh}]
2: a heavy long-handled hammer used to drive stakes or wedges
[syn: {maul}, {sledgehammer}]
v 1: ride in a sleigh
2: transport in a sleigh
3: travel with a sledge; "the antarctic expedition sledged
along the coastline"
4: beat with a sledgehammer [syn: {sledgehammer}]

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