Definition of Toboggan

1. Noun. A long narrow sled without runners; boards curve upward in front.

Generic synonyms: Sled, Sledge, Sleigh
Derivative terms: Tobogganist



2. Verb. Move along on a luge or toboggan.
Exact synonyms: Luge
Category relationships: Athletics, Sport
Generic synonyms: Sled, Sleigh
Derivative terms: Luge, Luging, Tobogganing, Tobogganist

Definition of Toboggan

1. n. A kind of sledge made of pliable board, turned up at one or both ends, used for coasting down hills or prepared inclined planes; also, a sleigh or sledge, to be drawn by dogs, or by hand, over soft and deep snow.

2. v. i. To slide down hill over the snow or ice on a toboggan.

Definition of Toboggan

1. Noun. A long sled without runners, with the front end curled upwards, which may be pulled across snow by a cord or used to coast down hills. ¹

2. Noun. (North America) A similar sled of wood, pulled by dogs, possibly with steel runners, made to transport cargo. ¹

3. Noun. (Southern US) a winter hat or ski mask ¹

4. Noun. Something which, once it starts(qualifier figuratively) going downhill, is unstoppable until it reaches the bottom. ¹

5. Verb. to slide down a hill on a toboggan or other object ¹

6. Verb. to (qualifier figuratively) go downhill unstoppably until one reaches the bottom. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Toboggan

1. to ride on a long, narrow sled [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Toboggan

tobacconists
tobaccos
tobaccy
tobacky
tobamoviral
tobamovirus
tobamoviruses
tobeat
tobelite
tobermorite
tobias fish
tobies
tobiko
tobine
tobines
toboggan (current term)
toboggan cap
toboggan slide
toboggan slides
tobogganed
tobogganer
tobogganers
tobogganing
tobogganings
tobogganist
tobogganists
toboggans
toboggin
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Literary usage of Toboggan

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Boys Handy Book by Daniel Carter Beard (1890)
"The toboggan. This sled, familiar to all who visit Canada or the Provinces ... The toboggan. would be liable to break through the crust and bury themselves ..."

2. Lands Forlorn: A Story of an Expedition to Hearne's Coppermine River by George Mellis Douglas (1914)
"... AND PACK /""\N April aoth, at 9 AM, the start was made; we had two toboggan! II with three dogs to each, Hornby took one toboggan with Punch, Geoff, ..."

3. Ben King's Verse by Benjamin Franklin King, Nixon Waterman, Opie Percival Read (1898)
"toboggan ! toboggan ! Down from the hills with our senses lost, Jealous of cheeks that are kissed by the frost, toboggan ! toboggan ! toboggan ! ..."

4. Ben King's Verse by Ben King, Nixon Waterman, Opie Percival Read (1898)
"toboggan ! toboggan ! Down from the hills with our senses lost, Jealous of cheeks that are kissed by the frost, toboggan ! toboggan ! toboggan ! ..."

5. Alaskan Glacier Studies of the National Geographic Society in the Yakutat by Ralph Stockman Tarr, Lawrence Martin, National Geographic Society (U.S.) (1914)
"toboggan Glacier—The Ice Tongue. toboggan Glacier, on the eastern side of Harri- ... In 1910, toboggan Glacier terminated just inside its mountain valley, ..."

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