“A pair of runners connected by a framework, used (sometimes with another pair) to carry loads or support the body of a vehicle, or, when of lighter build and supporting a light platform or seat, in the sport of coasting and for drawing light loads by hand.” —Whitney, 1889
This illustration is of a hand sled. Unlike bobsleds, these sleds are not meant to be ridden. Instead, they are pulled by a person or animal, using the rope. The sleds transport materials.
Keywordshand, runner, transportation, Rope, runners, snow, coast, ice, transport, slide, carry, sledge, sled, pull, sledding, Haul, Sliding, carrying, pulling, hauling, coasting, hand-sled, snow travel, winter travel
William Dwight Whitney, PhD, LLD The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language (New York, NY: The Century Co., 1895) 5688