sulky


sulky
sulkily, adv.sulkiness, n.
/sul"kee/, adj., sulkier, sulkiest, n., pl. sulkies.
adj.
1. marked by or given to sulking; sullen.
2. gloomy or dull: sulky weather.
n.
3. a light, two-wheeled, one-horse carriage for one person.
[1735-45; akin to OE solcen- lazy (in solcennes laziness), Fris (N dial.) sulkig sulky]
Syn. 1. moody, surly, morose, churlish.
Ant. 1. good-humored, good-natured.

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 originally a light, open, one-horse, four-wheeled vehicle with its single seat for only one person fixed on its shafts. It is thought to have been invented in the early 19th century by an English physician and was supposedly named for his sulkiness in wishing to sit alone. The sulky was adapted to two wheels and widely used in the United States by doctors and others who had to travel extensively by themselves.

      Today the sulky is used primarily in harness racing. Of light metal construction, the racing sulky consists of little more than a U-shaped shaft curving around the narrow seat where the driver perches.

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  • sulky — [ sylki ] n. m. • 1860; mot angl., de sulky « boudeur », parce que cette voiture n a qu une place ♦ Voiture légère à deux roues, sans caisse, utilisée pour les courses de trot attelé. Des sulkys ou des sulkies. ● sulky nom masculin (anglais… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Sulky — Sulk y, n.; pl. {Sulkies}. [From {Sulky}, a.; so called from the owner s desire of riding alone.] A light two wheeled carriage for a single person. [1913 Webster] Note: Sulky is used adjectively in the names of several agricultural machines drawn …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sulky — subst. Trăsură uşoară, pe două roţi, utilizată în cursele de trap. [pr.: sálchi]. – cuv. engl. Trimis de rain drop, 29.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  SULKY [pr.: sálchi] n. Trăsură uşoară cu două roţi, utilizată în cursele de trap. /cuv …   Dicționar Român

  • Sulky — rural. El sulky es un pequeño carruaje, por lo general para uno o dos pasajeros, que se utiliza como una forma de transporte rural en muchas partes del mundo. Se destaca por su sencilla construcción y escaso peso. Consta de dos grandes ruedas… …   Wikipedia Español

  • sulky — [sul′kē] adj. sulkier, sulkiest [prob. < OE solcen (in comp.), idle, sluggish, pp. of seolcan, to become slack < IE base * selĝ , to let go, let loose > Sans sarjati, (he) releases] 1. showing resentment or dissatisfaction by petulant or …   English World dictionary

  • Sulky — Sulk y, a. [Compar. {Sulkier}; superl. {Sulkiest}.] [See {Sulkiness}, and cf. {Sulky}, n.] Moodly silent; sullen; sour; obstinate; morose; splenetic. [1913 Webster] Syn: See {Sullen}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sulky — (engl., spr. ßöllkĭ, »mürrisch«), leichter zweiräderiger Wagen, ähnlich dem Stanhope, für eine einzige Person. Das Rennsulky aus Hickoryholz wiegt nur 20 kg, das Pneumatiksulky hat mit Luft gefüllte Gummiradreifen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • sulky — index resentful, restive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • sulky — / sʌlki/, it. / salki/ s. ingl. [voce di origine incerta, che significa propr. scontroso ], usato in ital. al masch. (sport.) [carrozzino a due ruote per le corse al trotto] ▶◀ sediolo …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • sulky — /ingl. ˈsʌlkɪ/ [vc. ingl., propriamente «arcigno, scontroso», perché dà posto ad una sola persona] s. m. inv. (ippica) sediolo …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione


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