(Slea"zy) a. [Cf. G. schleissig worn out, threadbare, from schleissen to slit, split, decay, or
E. leasy.] Wanting firmness of texture or substance; thin; flimsy; as, sleazy silk or muslin. [Spelt also
(Sled) n. [Akin to D. slede, G. schlitten, OHG. slito, Icel. sleði, Sw. släde, Dan. slæde, 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.
2. A small, light vehicle with runners, used, mostly by young persons, for sliding on snow or ice.
(Sled), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sledded; p. pr. & vb. n. Sledding.] To convey or transport on a
sled; as, to sled wood or timber.
1. The act of transporting or riding on a sled.
2. The state of the snow which admits of the running of sleds; as, the sledding is good.
(Sledge) 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.
2. A hurdle on which, formerly, traitors were drawn to the place of execution. [Eng.] Sir W. Scott.
3. A sleigh. [Eng.]
4. A game at cards; called also old sledge, and all fours.
(Sledge) v. i. & t. [imp. & p. p. Sledged (slejd); p. pr. & vb. n. Sledging.] To travel or convey
in a sledge or sledges. Howitt.
(Sledge), n. [AS. slecge,from sleán to strike, beat. See Slay, v. t.] A large, heavy hammer,
usually wielded with both hands; called also sledge hammer.
With his heavy sledge he can it beat.Spenser.
(Slee) v. t. [See Slay.] To slay. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Sleek) a. [Compar. Sleeker (-er); superl. Sleekest.] [OE. slik; akin to Icel. slikr, and OE.
sliken to glide, slide, G. schleichen, OHG. slihhan, D. slik, slijk, mud, slime, and E. slink. Cf. Slick,
1. Having an even, smooth surface; smooth; hence, glossy; as, sleek hair. Chaucer.
So sleek her skin, so faultless was her make.Dryden.
2. Not rough or harsh.
Those rugged names to our like mouths grow sleek.Milton.
(Sleek), adv. With ease and dexterity. [Low]
(Sleek), n. That which makes smooth; varnish. [R.]