Etymology
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luge (n.)

kind of small toboggan, 1905, from French luge "small coasting sled," from Savoy dialect, from Medieval Latin sludia "sled" (9c.), which is perhaps from a Gaulish word from the same root as English sled, slide.

updated on September 06, 2016

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Definitions of luge from WordNet
1
luge (v.)
move along on a luge or toboggan;
Synonyms: toboggan
2
luge (n.)
a racing sled for one or two people;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.