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Encyclopedia > Sled
Scene from winter nearly anywhere snow may fall on a handy hill—Children at play sledding.
Scene from winter nearly anywhere snow may fall on a handy hill—Children at play sledding.
For the cricket term, see Sledging (cricket).
For the GNU/Linux distribution, SUSE Linux, see SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop.
For the PlayStation game, see Sled Storm PS1.

A sled, sledge or sleigh is a vehicle with runners for sliding instead of wheels for rolling. It is used for transport on surfaces with low friction, usually snow or ice but any grassy surface is good when it is not too dry. In some cases round river-washed stones make a good surface for sledges. Devices to be pulled across bare ground, such as a travois, are not generally called "sleds", although skids often are. Image File history File linksMetadata Sledders. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Sledders. ... This article or section may contain original research or unverified claims. ... A Linux distribution or GNU/Linux distribution (or a distro) is a Unix-like operating system plus application software comprising the Linux kernel, the GNU operating system, assorted free software and sometimes proprietary software, all created by individuals, groups or organizations from around the world. ... SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (rebranded from Novell Linux Desktop) is a desktop-oriented Linux distribution supplied by Novell, Inc. ... The Sony PlayStation ) is a video game console of the 32/64-bit era, first produced by Sony Computer Entertainment in the mid-1990s. ... Sled Storm is a video game marketed in 1999 for the Sony Playstation, centered around racing snowmobiles (sleds). Players work their way through the game by winning races, while earning money to upgrade their sled. ... The Trikke is a Human Powered Vehicle (HPV) This article is about the means of transport. ... A runner may be: In modern drug subcultures, a person who delivers drugs to one who is purchasing them, from the drug dealer. ... A driving wheel on a steam locomotive. ... Friction is the force that opposes the relative motion or tendency of such motion of two surfaces in contact. ... Animation of snowcover changing with the seasons. ... Snowflakes by Wilson Bentley, 1902 Ice is the name given to any one of the 14 known solid phases of water. ... Cheyenne family using a horse-drawn travois, 1890 A travois (from the French travail, a frame for restraining horses) is a frame used by Native Americans, notably the Plains Indians of North America, to drag loads over land. ...

A horse-drawn sleigh
A horse-drawn sleigh

Sleds are typically smaller and simpler than sleighs which are generally understood to be a larger vehicle designed for riding in a sitting position that is drawn by a draft animal such as a horse or oxen, though this is not always the case. The sitting connotation is clear as the English Bobsleigh is a steerable sled invented to sit upon or within. North Americans transmorphed this into Bobsled, since clearly the vehicle is not drawn by a draft animal. Both (or all four) are lightweight vehicles whereas a sledge is more usually a low, sturdy, and rough work vehicle designed for haulage of heavy loads such as cordwood, stone or ice blocks or the manifold heavy transport needs on a farm. Horse-drawn sleigh with Lake Tahoe in the background. ... Horse-drawn sleigh with Lake Tahoe in the background. ... Historic bobteam from Davos around 1910 Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from an article revision dated 2006-02-04, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... Bobsleigh is a winter sport in which teams make timed runs down narrow, twisting, banked purpose-built iced tracks in a gravity-powered, steerable sled. ...


With only gravity as the propelling force, a sled can be used downhill as a recreational (toy) vehicle or drawn behind one truding step by trudging step to haul a load—such as logs or children back up a slope. Modern competetive sledding has come about since the 1870s when steerable sleds were invented as a recreational prescription to combat winter boredom amongst the rich and privleged in the alpine resort town of St Moritz by British hotel guests. Gravity is a force of attraction that acts between bodies that have mass. ... In physics, force is an influence that may cause a body to accelerate. ... A teddy bear A toy is an object meant to be played with. ... // Events and Trends Technology The invention of the telephone (1876) by Alexander Graham Bell. ... St. ...


Alternatively, sleds may be pulled by animals, usually horses, mules, oxen or dogs. They may also be pushed or pulled by humans (playing children, a parent pulling a child, etc.). Man-hauled sledges were the traditional means of transport on British exploring expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic regions in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Dog-teams were used by most others, such as Roald Amundsen. Today some people use kites to tow exploration sleds in such climes. The Egyptians are thought to have used sledges extensively over the sands whilst building their public works, in particular, for the transportation of taller obelisks. Phyla Subregnum Parazoa Porifera Subregnum Eumetazoa Placozoa Orthonectida Rhombozoa Radiata (unranked) Ctenophora Cnidaria Bilateria (unranked) Acoelomorpha Myxozoa Superphylum Deuterostomia Chordata Hemichordata Echinodermata Chaetognatha Superphylum Ecdysozoa Kinorhyncha Loricifera Priapulida Nematoda Nematomorpha Onychophora Tardigrada Arthropoda Superphylum Platyzoa Platyhelminthes Gastrotricha Rotifera Acanthocephala Gnathostomulida Micrognathozoa Cycliophora Superphylum Lophotrochozoa Sipuncula Nemertea Phoronida Bryozoa Entoprocta Brachiopoda... Binomial name Equus caballus Linnaeus, 1758 The horse (Equus caballus, sometimes seen as a subspecies of the Wild Horse, Equus ferus caballus) is a large odd-toed ungulate mammal, one of ten modern species of the genus Equus. ... A barren of mules. ... Binomial name Bos taurus Linnaeus, 1758 Cattle are domesticated ungulates, a member of the subfamily Bovinae of the family Bovidae. ... Trinomial name Canis lupus familiaris The dog is a mammal in the order Carnivora. ... The red line indicates the 10°C isotherm in July, commonly used to define the Arctic region border Satellite image of the Arctic surface The Arctic is the area around the Earths North Pole, opposite the Antarctican area around the South Pole. ... Greek ἀνταρκτικός, opposite the arctic) is a continent surrounding the Earths South Pole. ... Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen (1872-1928) Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen (July 16, 1872–June 18, 1928?) was a Norwegian explorer of polar regions. ... Yokaichi Giant Kite Festival held on the fourth Sunday every May in Higashiomi, Shiga, Japan Kite flying is the activity of flying tethered man-made objects in wind. ... The Luxor obelisk in the Place de la Concorde in Paris An obelisk is a tall, thin, four-sided, tapering monument which ends in a pyramidal top. ...


A troika is a vehicle drawn by three horses, usually a sled, but it may also be a wheeled carriage. Tourists in a vis-a-vis, Prague The classic definition of a carriage is a four-wheeled horse-drawn private passenger vehicle with leaf springs (elliptical springs in the 19th century) or leather strapping for suspension, whether light, smart and fast or large and comfortable. ...


The SR-71 Blackbird is also referred to by the nickname "sled" and its pilots are referred to as "sled drivers". The Lockheed SR-71, unofficially known as the Blackbird and by its crews as the Habu, was an advanced, long-range, Mach 3 strategic reconnaissance aircraft developed from the Lockheed YF-12A and A-12 aircraft by the Lockheed Skunk Works (also responsible for the U-2). ...

Hockey played on ice sleds by the disabled
Hockey played on ice sleds by the disabled

The various categories of sleds include: Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1930x1315, 333 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Sled Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1930x1315, 333 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Sled Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create...

  • Coaster sled
  • Wooden sled/sledge
  • Draft-animal sled/sledge
  • Flying sleigh
  • Bobsled - an Olympic sport.
  • Toboggan
  • Kicksled or spark or kicker, a human-powered sled
  • Aerosan, powered by an airplane propellor

Dog sled A dog sled (or dogsled) is a sled pulled by one or more dogs used to travel over ice and through snow. ... Bobsleigh is a winter sport in which teams make timed runs down narrow, twisting, banked purpose-built iced tracks in a gravity-powered, steerable sled. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... A modern bobsleigh toboggan A toboggan is a simple sled used on snow, to carry one or, more usually, several people (often children) down a hill or other slope, for recreation. ... // Kicksled on ice Kicksled is a translation of the Swedish and Norwegian sparkstötting, commonly called spark. Some other possible translations are kicker and chair-sled. The kicksled is a small sled consisting of a chair mounted on a pair of flexible metal runners which extend backward to about twice... NKL-26 armoured aerosan An aerosan (Russian: , literally aerosled) is a type of propeller-powered snowmobile, running on skis, used for communications, mail deliveries, and border patrolling in northern Russia, as well as for recreation. ...

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