A heavy, long handled maul or hammer used to drive stakes, wedges, etc.
* 1737 , J. Ray, A Collection of English Words Not Generally Used, With their Significations and Original in two ''Alphabetical Catalogues''; the one, of such as are proper to the ''Northern'', the other, to the ''Southern'' Counties. With an Account of the preparing and refining such ''Metals'' and ''Minerals'' as are found in ''England .
* 2006 , Tom Benford, Garage And Workshop Gear Guide
- [based on information from Major Hill, Master of the Silver Mills, in 1662, descibing silver mining in Cardiganshire] They dig the Oar thus; One holds a little Picque, or Punch of Iron, having a long Handle of Wood which they call a Gad ; Another with a great Iron Hammer, or Sledge , drives it into the Vein.
- Sledge hammers are only used for heavy-duty persuading when working on vehicles or machinery.
* (long handled maul or hammer) sledgehammer
to hit with a sledgehammer.
* 1842 , John O'Donovan, The Banquet of Dun Na N-Gedh and The Battle of Magh Rath: An Ancient and Historical Tale
* 2005 , Langdon W Moore, Langdon W. Moore: His Own Story of His Eventful Life
- The rapid and violent exertion of smiths, mightily sledging the glowing iron masses of their furnaces.
- When I inquired the reason of this wire being used in the construction of the safe, I was told it was to prevent the doors being broken by either sledging or wedging.
Dialectal (etyl) sleedse
A low sled drawn by animals, typically on snow, ice or grass.
(British) any type of sled or sleigh.
* 1708 , F. C. [possibly F. Conyers], Compleat Collier: Or, The Whole Art of Sinking, Getting, and Working, Coal-mines about Sunderland and New-Castle
- The sledge ran far better upon the ice, I cannot say the same for the dogs.
* 1716 , Myles Davies, Athenae Britannicae: Or, A Critical History of the Oxford and Cambridge Writers And Writings...Part I [the full title stretches for 70 words]'' reporting a passage in "Nicholas Sanders's Seditious Pamphlet" ''De Schismate Anglicano, &c (1585)
- Aged wore out Coal-Horses, which after some time Wrought you will have, may serve turn for Sledge -Horses.
* 2006 , Richard Higgins, Peter Brukner, Bryan English (editors), Essential Sports Medicine
- Ty'd upon the Sledge , a Papist and a Protestant in front, being two very disparate and antipathetick Companions, was a very ridiculous Science of Cruelty, even worst than Death it self (says he).
* 2006 , Pete Draper, Deconstructing the Elements With 3ds Max: Create Natural Fire, Earth, Air and Water Without Plug-Ins
- There are also Winter Paralympic Games with Alpine and Nordic events, as well as sledge' hockey - a form of ice hockey using a seated ' sledge .
A card game resembling all fours and seven-up; old sledge.
- For anyone who can recall their schooldays, when you used to get snow every winter, flying down hills on a polythene bag the thickness of an atom, and a lovely old sledge your Grandpa made for you (the only Christmas it DIDN'T snow),...
To drag or draw a sledge.
* 1860 , Sherard Osborn, The career, last voyage and fate of ... Sir John Franklin
* 2004 , Andy Selters, Ways to the Sky: A Historical Guide to North American Mountaineering
- It should be remembered, that these explorations were nearly all made by our seamen and officers on foot, dragging sledges, on which were piled tents, provision, fuel for cooking, and raiment. This sledging was brought to perfection by Captain M'Clintock.
To ride, travel with or transport in a sledge.
* 1811 , Maria Edgeworth, Popular Tales
- Sledging en route to Mt. Logan on the 1925 first ascent. [caption to photo of four men dragging a sledge]
* 1860 , John Timbs, School-days of Eminent Men: I. Sketches of the Progress of Education in England, from the Reign of King Alfred
- He was also to initiate me in the American pastime of sleighing, or sledging .
* 2006 , Godfrey (EDT) Baldacchino, Extreme Tourism: Lessons from the World's Cold Water Islands
- When "the great fen or moor" which washed the city walls on the north was frozen over, sliding, sledging , and skating were the sports of crowds.
- Some of these may be closely associated with the day-to-day lifestyle of such communities — marine activities (fishing, wildlife viewing), mountain activities (abseiling, climbing, hunting) or winter sports (dog sledging ).
From , influenced by sledgehammer. Australian from 1960s.
According to , ISBN 086840-680-5, page 141.
(chiefly, cricket, Australian) To verbally insult or abuse an opponent in order to distract them (considered unsportsmanlike).
* 1998 , Larry Elliott, Daniel E Atkinson, The Age of Insecurity
* 2004 , Dhanjoo N. Ghista, Socio-Economic Democracy and the World Government: Collective Capitalism, Depovertization, Human Rights, Template for Sustainable Peace
- Batteries of fast bowlers softened batsmen up with short-pitched bowling, while fielders tried to disturb their concentration with a running commentary of insults commonly known as sledging .
* 2005 , David Fraser, Cricket and the Law: The Man in White Is Always Right
- Then, all these...government legislators...would be able to totally concentrate on their roles and functions, without being entangled in interparty sledging and squabbles.
* 2013 November 6, Marina Hyde, "
- The 2000 Code of the Laws of Cricket includes new anti-sledging provisions.
Whatever Shane Warne says, the Ashes sledgers need to raise their game", The Guardian
- "Bloody hell even their sledging' is now shite!!!" he ' sledged .
A tool (originally a bevelled chisel) for making grooves in horseshoes.
(Scotland, slang, uncountable) The drug MDMA.
To shape metal using a hammer or other force.
(colloquial) To leave (a restaurant etc.) without paying.
To fold under or round an object.