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See also: lugé, lüge, lugë, and Lüge

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IOC pictogram for the sport

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French luge, from Franco-Provençal, from Late Latin sclodia, from Gaulish stludio, from Proto-Indo-European *sleydʰ- (slippery).

Akin to English sled and English sleigh, Irish slaod (raft, float), Old Breton stloit (traction, sliding) (modern Breton stlej (sleigh)), and Welsh llithr (slide, slippage).

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luge (plural luges)

  1. A racing sled for one or two people that is ridden with the rider or riders lying on their back.
  2. The sport of racing on luges.

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luge (third-person singular simple present luges, present participle luging or lugeing, simple past and past participle luged)

  1. (intransitive) To travel by luge; to ride a luge.
    • 2009 July 5, Jennifer Schuessler, “Inside the List”, in New York Times[1]:
      After the girlfriend luged to her death halfway down the icy slope, Ollestad had to pick his way down alone, following the trail of her blood.

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EtymologyEdit

From Franco-Provençal, from Late Latin sclodia, from Gaulish stludio, from Proto-Indo-European *sleydʰ- (slippery).

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luge f (countable and uncountable, plural luges)

  1. (countable) luge (sled) (the sport of luge)
  2. (uncountable) luge (sport) (the sport of luge); Ellipsis of luge de course
  3. (countable) sledge, sled (course sur luge, hockey sur luge)

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luge

  1. first-person singular present indicative of luger
  2. third-person singular present indicative of luger
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of luger
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of luger
  5. second-person singular imperative of luger

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luge m (plural luges)

  1. (uncountable) luge (sport)
  2. (countable) luge (sled used in the sport)

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luge m (uncountable)

  1. luge (sport)