[loozh] /luʒ/

a one- or two-person sled for coasting or racing down a chute, used especially in Europe.
verb (used without object), luged, luging.
to go or race on a luge:
to luge at nearly 70 miles per hour.
a racing toboggan on which riders lie on their backs, descending feet first
(intransitive) to ride on a luge

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


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