snow·​blow·​er ˈsnō-ˌblō-ər How to pronounce snowblower (audio)
: a machine for removing snow (as from a driveway or sidewalk) in which a rotating spiral blade picks up and propels the snow aside

Examples of snowblower in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web AccuWeather advises that property owners may want to brush the dust off their snow shovels and snowblowers and have ice-melting compounds ready. USA TODAY, 2 Jan. 2024 Jason Dean uses a snowblower to clear his driveway as a snowstorm moves through the area in Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday. NBC News, 14 Jan. 2024 Fans drive plows, shovel, use snowblowers, spread salt and, in many cases, scoop up the snow with their bare hands. Jalen Wright, New York Times, 20 Jan. 2024 Single stage snowblowers have an auger that picks up the snow and blows it out the chute, while costlier two stage machines work faster because their augers only have to move snow up to an impeller that does the actual blowing. Ben Romans, Field & Stream, 4 Jan. 2024 This snowblower comes with a 4-Ah battery and charger. Bobbi Dempsey, Popular Mechanics, 14 Dec. 2022 So wet that my small snowblower got clogged within seconds. Jack Butler, National Review, 23 Nov. 2023 In North Attleboro, Mass., a resident used a snowblower to clear his property. Alexander Saeedy, WSJ, 29 Jan. 2022 Some lawn mowers even have additional extras that are available to purchase separately, such as a snowblower, shovel, and vacuum accessories, which make the tool even more versatile. Kat De Naoum, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of snowblower was in 1950

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Cite this Entry

“Snowblower.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


snow·​blow·​er ˈsnō-ˌblō(-ə)r How to pronounce snowblower (audio)
: a machine in which a rotating device picks up and throws snow aside
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