Bob"o*link`(), n. (Zol.) An American singing bird (Dolichonyx oryzivorus). The male is black and white; the female is brown; -- called also, ricebird, reedbird, and Boblincoln.
The happiest bird of our spring is the bobolink.W. Irving.
Bob"sleigh`} (), n. 1. A short sled, mostly used as one of a pair connected by a reach or coupling; also, the compound sled so formed. [U. S.]
The long wagon body set on bobsleds.W. D. Howells.
2. a long racing sled (for 2 or more people), having two pairs of runners, with the front pair connected to a steering mechanism. They are usually raced one at a time down a steeply sloping path or specially constructed chute, with sharp banked curves, and attain high speeds.
Syn. -- bobsled.
[WordNet 1.5 +PJC]
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