1. noun /təˈbɒɡ.ən,təˈbɑːɡ.ən/
a) 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.

Toboggan has not yet found its Way into the dictionaries, and there are other ways of spelling it.

b) A similar sled of wood, pulled by dogs, possibly with steel runners, made to transport cargo.

Nothing could be more exciting and exhilarating than a slide, on sleigh or toboggan, from the lofty summit of the ice-mound or cone down to its base.

Syn: sled, sledge, cariole, carriole
2. verb /təˈbɒɡ.ən,təˈbɑːɡ.ən/
a) to slide down a hill on a toboggan or other object

Mr. Macaulay, the landlord, insisted upon trying to "toboggan" us down the mountain on the saddle cloth of one of the horses, an attempt that ended of course in disaster, for the surface was much too small for the three of us, and the snow too soft for the purpose.

b) to go downhill unstoppably until one reaches the bottom.

The aspect of this patient was greatly changed for the better; she was able to skate, toboggan, and mount 500 feet of Maloja Pass without fatigue.

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  • toboggan — [ tɔbɔgɑ̃ ] n. m. • 1890; tobagane 1691; mot d o. algonquine otaban « traîne », repris au canadien 1 ♦ Traîneau à longs patins métalliques. Piste de toboggan. Au Canada, Traîneau sans patins, fait de planches minces recourbées à l avant, appelé… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Toboggan — im Wintersport Toboggan Rutsche auf ein …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Toboggan — To*bog gan, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tobogganed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tobogganing}.] To slide down hill over the snow or ice on a toboggan. Barilett. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • toboggan — (n.) long, flat bottomed sled, 1829, from Canadian Fr. tabagane, from Algonquian (probably Micmac) tobakun a sled. The verb is recorded from 1846. As American English colloquial for a type of long woolen cap, it is recorded from 1929 (earlier… …   Etymology dictionary

  • toboggan — ► NOUN ▪ a light, narrow vehicle on runners, used for sliding downhill over snow or ice. ► VERB ▪ ride on a toboggan. DERIVATIVES tobogganist noun. ORIGIN Micmac …   English terms dictionary

  • toboggan — [tə bäg′ən] n. [CdnFr tabagan, tobagan < an Algonquian language: cf. Micmac topaĝan] a long, narrow, flat sled without runners, made of thin boards curved back at the front end and often having side rails: often used for the sport of coasting… …   English World dictionary

  • Toboggan — To*bog gan, n. [Corruption of American Indian odabagan a sled.] 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Toboggan — Toboggan, s. Schlitten, S. 870 …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Toboggan — Toboggan, Indianerschlitten, Rutschschlitten, der nicht auf Kufen, sondern auf der ganzen Bodenfläche rutscht …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • toboggan — vb coast, *slide, slip, glide, skid, glissade, slither …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • toboggan — The verb has inflected forms tobogganed, tobogganing, and derivative forms tobogganer, tobogganist …   Modern English usage

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