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bobsled (n.)

also bob-sled, 1839, originally used for hauling timber, from bob (n.2) + sled (n.). So called because it is a short type, or because its body rested on short bobs, one behind the other.

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Definitions of bobsled from WordNet
1
bobsled (n.)
formerly two short sleds coupled together;
Synonyms: bobsleigh
bobsled (n.)
a long racing sled (for 2 or more people) with a steering mechanism;
Synonyms: bobsleigh / bob
2
bobsled (v.)
ride a bobsled;
Synonyms: bob
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