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 for sledge
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sled \Sled\ (sl[e^]d), n. [Akin to D. slede, G. schlitten, OHG.
     slito, Icel. sle[eth]i, Sw. sl[aum]de, Dan. sl[ae]de, and E.
     slide, v. See Slide, and cf. Sledge a vehicle, Sleigh.]
     1. A vehicle on runners, used for conveying loads over the
        snow or ice; -- in England called sledge.
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     2. A small, light vehicle with runners, used, mostly by young
        persons, for sliding on snow or ice.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sledge \Sledge\, n. [AS. slecge,from sle['a]n to strike, beat.
     See Slay, v. t.]
     A large, heavy hammer, usually wielded with both hands; --
     called also sledge hammer.
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           With his heavy sledge he can it beat.    --Spenser.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sledge \Sledge\ (sl[e^]j), n. [Perhaps from sleds, pl. of sled,
     confused with sledge a hammer. See Sled, n.]
     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.
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     2. A hurdle on which, formerly, traitors were drawn to the
        place of execution. [Eng.] --Sir W. Scott.
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     3. A sleigh. [Eng.]
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     4. A game at cards; -- called also old sledge, and all
        fours.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sledge \Sledge\ (sl[e^]j), v. i. & t. [imp. & p. p. Sledged
     (sl[e^]jd); p. pr. & vb. n. Sledging.]
     To travel or convey in a sledge or sledges. --Howitt.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sledge
      n 1: a vehicle mounted on runners and pulled by horses or dogs;
           for transportation over snow [syn: sled, sledge,
           sleigh]
      2: a heavy long-handled hammer used to drive stakes or wedges
         [syn: maul, sledge, sledgehammer]
      v 1: transport in a sleigh
      2: ride in or travel with a sledge; "the antarctic expedition
         sledged along the coastline"; "The children sledged all day
         by the lake"
      3: beat with a sledgehammer [syn: sledgehammer, sledge]

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Sledge, MS -- U.S. town in Mississippi
     Population (2000):    529
     Housing Units (2000): 185
     Land area (2000):     0.523085 sq. miles (1.354785 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.523085 sq. miles (1.354785 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            68400
     Located within:       Mississippi (MS), FIPS 28
     Location:             34.433030 N, 90.220111 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     38670
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Sledge, MS
      Sledge
  

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