ETYM AS. cradel, cradol, prob. from Celtic; cf. Gael. creathall, Irish craidhal, W. cryd a shaking or rocking, a cradle; perh. akin to Eng. crate.
1. A baby's bed with sides and rockers.
2. Birth of a person.
1. The act of dragging (pulling with force).
2. The phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid; SYN. retarding force.
Resistance to motion a body experiences when passing through a fluid—gas or liquid. The aerodynamic drag aircraft experience when traveling through the air represents a great waste of power, so they must be carefully shaped, or streamlined, to reduce drag to a minimum. Automobiles benefit from streamlining, and aerodynamic drag is used to slow down spacecraft returning from space. Boats traveling through water experience hydrodynamic drag on their hulls, and the fastest vessels are hydrofoils, whose hulls lift out of the water while cruising.
ETYM as. draege a dragnet, from dragan. Related to Draw.
A low heavy horsecart without sides; used for haulage; SYN. camion.
A vehicle used to haul goods; especially; a strong cart or wagon without sides.
ETYM Akin to Dutch slede, German schlitten, Old High Germ. slito, Icel. slethi, Swed. släde, Dan. slaede, and Eng. slide, v. Related to Slide, Sledge a vehicle, Sleigh.
A vehicle mounted on runners and pulled by horses or dogs; for transportation over snow; SYN. sledge, sleigh.
1. A strong vehicle with low runners or low wheels; or one without wheels or runners, made of plank slightly turned up at one end, used for transporting loads upon the snow, ice, or bare ground; a sled.
2. A sleigh.
ETYM Cf. Dutch and LG. slede, slee, Icel. slei. Related to Sled.
A light vehicle used for crossing snow covered territory, usually pulled by a horse or horses.
toboggan / təbɑːɡən /
Množina reči toboggan je toboggans.
ETYM Corruption of American Indian odabagan a sled.
A long narrow sled without runners; boards curve upward in front.
Flat-bottomed sled, curved upward and backward at the front, used on snow or ice slopes or banked artificial courses.