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A sled or sleigh is a vehicle with runners for sliding instead of wheels for rolling. It is used for transport on surfaces with low friction, usually snow or ice. Devices to be pulled across bare ground, such as a travois, are not generally called "sleds", although skids often are.
Sleds are typically smaller and simpler than sleighs, though this is not always the case.
A troika is a vehicle drawn by three horses, usually a sled, but it may also be a wheeled carriage.
The various categories of sleds include:
- Coaster sled
- Wooden sled
- Draft-animal sled
- Horse-drawn sleigh
- Dog sled
- Flying sleigh
- Bobsled - an Olympic sport.