"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.
carry, carrying, coast, coasting, hand, hand-sled, Haul, hauling, ice, pull, pulling, Rope, runner, runners, sled, sledding, sledge, slide, Sliding, snow, snow travel, transport, transportation, 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