2024 Community Collab - we're pleased to announce yet another iteration of our annual collaborative mega-picture! Click here to check it out!

Sled, sledge, toboggan, sleigh?

Tagging Discussion » Sled, sledge, toboggan, sleigh? Search Posts
Background Pony #AD03
Today I learned that sledge is a real word, meaning a heavier-duty sled. Wikipedia and Wiktionary also assert that it is used in Britain as a catch-all term for “any type of sled or sleigh”.
With only 19 posts tagged, and what appears to me to be inconsistent use (covering smaller sleds, sleighs, and toboggans), it doesn’t seem to need to stand on its own - but would it get aliased into sled, or might it be used like a category, with both sled and sleigh implying sledge?
While thinking about that, ought toboggan imply sled? A toboggan is specifically a kind without runners.
Background Pony #AD03
Usage differs regionally.
In general, a sleigh is larger, has a more carriage-like design (raised walls and seating), and is always pulled by larger animals (horses, reindeer). A sled may or may not be drawn by animals, is smaller, and may or may not be flat.
Posted Report
Princess Luna
Preenhub - We all know what you were up to this evening~
Thread Starter - Started a thread with over 100 pages
My Little Pony - 1992 Edition
Notoriously Divine Tagger - Consistently uploads images above and beyond the minimum tag requirements. And/or additionally, bringing over the original description from the source if the image has one. Does NOT apply to the uploader adding several to a dozen tags after originally uploading with minimum to bare tagging.
Cool Crow - "Caw!" An awesome tagger
Economist -
A Perfectly Normal Pony - <%Nebulon> Yeah, just fetch me a smaller anus, sweetie.
Magnificent Metadata Maniac - #1 Assistant
From the Night -

Senior Moderator
Site Developer
Tag Czar
Sled implying sledge when it’s a specific kind of sled doesn’t make sense. I think everything here should just imply sled.
Posted Report
Interested in advertising on Derpibooru? Click here for information!
My Little Ties crafts shop

Help fund the $15 daily operational cost of Derpibooru - support us financially!

Syntax quick reference: **bold** *italic* ||hide text|| `code` __underline__ ~~strike~~ ^sup^ %sub%

Detailed syntax guide