Part of speech: noun

A sled or other vehicle, to be drawn over snow and ice by draft animals.

Part of speech: noun

A heavy hammer for black smiths' use etc. sledge hammer.

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Usage examples "sledge":

  1. A bullet hitting a man in the head will smash it as effectually as a sledge- hammer. - "“Crumps”, The Plain Story of a Canadian Who Went", Louis Keene.
  2. In place of a boat, a shrine of painted wood, also mounted upon a sledge, was frequently used. - "History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 6 (of 12)", G. Maspero.
  3. Leonard now entered with the doctor, who said, " All ready; we have stored the sledge with abundant material for fires, and if Burt has met with an accident, I am prepared to do all that can be done under the circumstances." - "Nature's Serial Story", E. P. Roe.