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    #1

    sledge / sled

    Hello, my dictionary tells that both words mean the same. Are both sledge and sled used in UK? Or is one of them an American expression?
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    Marketa

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    #2

    Re: sledge / sled

    'Sled' is mainly American, 'sledge' is more common in BrE.

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    #3

    Re: sledge / sled

    In AmE, this is a sled. (I have fond memories of Dad pulling us three kids on our sled after a heavy snow. Poor guy, we used him like a plow mule! ) Quite honestly, the word "sledge" in AmE conjures up images of a sledgehammer. I didn't know until now that it was a synonym in BrE for "sled."

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