snow·​blow·​er | \ ˈsnō-ˌblō-ər How to pronounce snowblower (audio) \

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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Not in the bread-and-milk/gas up the snowblower/make sure the oil tank is full sense. Nestor Ramos,, "Good news on the blizzard? Uh ... we still have a few hours before the city gets clobbered," 12 Mar. 2018 Two more guys from Pine Bush Equipment, Will Bower and Damien Rispoli, came out at the beginning of winter to deliver the snowblower. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "The Year of the Tractor," 7 May 2016 Just inside the entrance to the set were Rayder’s and Stella Tennant’s racks, close to one of the snowblowers, which malfunctioned and covered the women. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "Remembering Alexander McQueen’s Wintry Fall 1999 Overlook Show With Model Frankie Rayder," 24 Dec. 2018 The driveway and walks, which take an hour and a half to clear with a shovel and forty-five minutes with a walk-behind snowblower, were done before the coffee in the cup holder was cold. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "The Year of the Tractor," 7 May 2016 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

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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 How to pronounce snowblower (audio) \

Kids Definition of snowblower

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

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