toboggan

[ tuh-bog-uh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF toboggan

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So running up to the top and seating myself on the toboggan I set it in motion.

So steep is the descent that it may be compared to a Canadian toboggan slide.

He struck the toboggan and he went down with an awful thump.

The wet thaw of mid-day had frozen and the road was slippery as a toboggan slide.

And will you tell me how they get back to the moon after they slide down the toboggan?

We would get on our toboggan, a boy would give us a shove, and off we went!

In the dark, Nelly crept to the crooked tree, dragging the toboggan after her.

The boy removed the rifle from the toboggan and threw a shell into the chamber.

And I hope there'll be ice on the toboggan slide in the morning!

"We wanted some real ice on the toboggan slide," explained Ted.

WORD ORIGIN

"long, flat-bottomed sled," 1829, from Canadian French 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 toboggan cap, 1928), presumably because one wore such a cap while tobogganing.

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