1. (US) in drug uses.
(a) to inhale cocaine; thus sleigh-rider n., one who inhales cocaine; sleigh-riding n., inhaling cocaine.
|Sat. Eve. Post 15 Feb. in DN IV:ii 127: ‘Coke sniffer,’ explained Tom. ‘They call cocaine crystals snow and a coke user is a sleigh rider.’.|
|Detective Story 18 Feb. 🌐 Mike the Mouse picked up his acquaintance in a Rialto cafe and promptly learned [...] that the man was a ‘sleigh rider’.‘White as Snow’|
|Amer. Songbag 206: She wore a snowbird hat and sleigh-riding clothes.‘Cocaine Lil’ in|
|Bastard (1963) 35: ‘Be careful,’ Rose whispered [...] ‘she’s sleigh-riding.’.|
|Prison Community (1940) 335/2: sleigh rider, n. A user of ‘snow,’ i.e., cocaine.|
|Narcotics Lingo and Lore.|
|Underground Dict. (1972).|
(b) to take morphine (which is also white).
|Man with the Golden Arm 326: I’d be back sleigh-ridin’ in two days without you.|
(c) to give someone cocaine.
|‘Cocaine Nell’ Get Your Ass in the Water (1974) 124: I’m gonna sleigh-ride you.|
2. to deceive, to trick [pun on snow v.].
|DAUL 197/2: Sleigh-rlde, v. (P) To send on a wild goose chase; to mock and mislead.et al.|
|World’s Toughest Prison 818: sleigh-ride – To cheat by a false story or by sharp practice.|