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sledge1 / slej/ • n. a vehicle on runners for conveying loads or passengers esp. over snow or ice, often pulled by draft animals. ∎ British term for sled. • v. [tr.] carry (a load or passengers) on a sledge: the task of sledging lifeboats across tundra. sledge2 • n. a sledgehammer.

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sledge1 large heavy hammer. OE. sleċġ = (M)Du. slegge, ON. sleggja :- Gmc. *slaʒj-, f. *sla-strike (see SLAY1).

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sledge2 carriage mounted on runners. XVII. — MDu. sleedse (Du. dial. sleeds), rel. to slēde SLED.

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sledgeallege, dredge, edge, fledge, hedge, kedge, ledge, pledge, reg, sedge, sledge, veg, wedge •straight edge