1. the sport of coasting or competing in races on a bobsled.


  1. a sled having two pairs of runners, a brake, and a steering wheel or other mechanism that enables the front rider to direct the sled down a steeply banked run or chute.
  2. a sled formed of two short sleds coupled one behind the other.
  3. either of the sleds thus coupled.

verb (used without object), bob·sled·ded, bob·sled·ding.

  1. to ride on a bobsled.

1839, from bob (n.2) + sled (n.). So called because it is a short type.

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