snow·​blow·​er | \ˈsnō-ˌblō-ər \

Definition of snowblower 

: a machine for removing snow (as from a driveway or sidewalk) in which a rotating spiral blade picks up and propels the snow aside

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That led to some success, including a jump in snowblower sales in 2013, after the lawn-and-garden team used data to reach customers who had relocated to the Northern U.S., one of the former executives said. Suzanne Kapner, WSJ, "Edward Lampert, the Hedge-Fund Star Who Bet on Sears, Is Unrepentant," 17 Oct. 2018 The store sells and services outdoor power equipment such as lawnmowers and snowblowers, according to Karen Milkey, a member of the family that owns the store. Jeremy C. Fox,, "Man injured when car crashes into Dennis store," 16 Mar. 2018 Don’t put away those shovels, snowblowers, and bags of salt just yet. Martin Finucane,, "Forecasters say next storm could hit Mass. — or ‘scamper’ out to sea," 15 Mar. 2018 The low temperatures will allow the snowblower blades to chew the snow into tiny crystals, and a snowbow will appear opposite the sun. Tom Skilling,, "Ask Tom: When it's snowing and sunny, why don't we see a snowbow?," 16 Mar. 2018 For about an hour Friday afternoon, an 8-foot-tall Tyrannosaurus Rex pushed a red Ariens snowblower around a neighborhood on Aurora's West Side. Hannah Leone, Aurora Beacon-News, "Aurora's snow-blowing T-Rex: 'I just wanted to lighten the mood'," 12 Feb. 2018 The second is the growing American assault on Chinese exports and China-first industrial policies—on April 3rd the Trump administration announced 25% tariffs on $50bn of Chinese goods, from locomotives to snowblowers (see article). The Economist, "Taiwan is again becoming a flashpoint between China and America," 5 Apr. 2018 By mid-September, stores have replaced beach towels and children’s sand toys with ice hockey gear and snowblowers. Tyler Graham, Condé Nast Traveler, "Exploring the Magdalen Islands, Canada's Remote Foodie Paradise," 2 Apr. 2018 According to a police report, the snowblower, a Snow-Away brand two-stage, is orange and white and worth about $125. Steven Martinez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Oconomowoc-Summit police reports: 60-year-old cited for drunken driving, marijuana pipe," 7 Feb. 2018

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1950, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of snowblower

: a machine that picks up snow from a driveway, sidewalk, etc., and throws it aside


snow·​blow·​er | \ˈsnō-ˌblō-ər \

Kids Definition of snowblower

: a machine in which rotating parts pick up snow and throw it aside

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