British slang for a sanitary towel, or pad, used during menstruation. Probably comes from it being snowy white and rectangular (somewhat bizarre, as sledges aren't white as a rule)

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.

<-- also called seven-up. See def above. -->

 

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Sledge (?), v. i. & t. [imp. & p. p. Sledged (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Sledging.]

To travel or convey in a sledge or sledges.

Howitt.

 

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Sledge, n. [AS. slecge,from sle�xa0;n 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.

 

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