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

Examples of snowblower in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The hydrostatic drive, combined with a differential, helps make it as easy to turn as a wheeled snowblower in many cases. Bradley Ford, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Snowblowers for Digging Yourself Out," 9 Sep. 2020 With a snowblower clearing yard lines as the flakes fell, the Tarblooders (yes, that's their name) couldn't use their track-meet speed to burn the Tigers. James Weber,, "Here are the best high school sports games The Enquirer's sportswriters have covered," 26 May 2020 The driveway berms left by passing snow plows are a bit of a nuisance for folks living in the Chugiak--Birchwood-Eagle River Rural Road Service Area (CBERRRSA), on whose shoulders and snowblowers falls the burden of clearing the berms. Matt Tunseth, Anchorage Daily News, "Feeling the berm? In Eagle River, lower taxes and quicker plow-outs come with a catch," 2 Mar. 2020 Neighbors with access to the garage did not borrow the snowblower or see anyone. cleveland, "Porch pirate ends up with just $14 worth of ranch salad dressing: Rocky River Police Blotter," 14 Feb. 2020 Tuesday morning, firefighters in Lawrence removed a man’s hand from a snowblower chute and stuck around to finish clearing the man’s driveway., "At least one of the seven injured lost a finger, Marra said.," 4 Dec. 2019 Thousands of gruesome snowblower injuries happen each year, according to the Cleveland Clinic. Washington Post, "Winter survival tips for health and home," 2 Dec. 2019 Others used suburban-style snowblowers to clear paths that allowed anglers to walk across a thin frozen layer on top of about two feet of slush. Joe Barrett, WSJ, "On Thin Ice: Too Much Slush Makes Ice Fishing a Risky Business," 3 Mar. 2020 Theft: Winfield Avenue On Feb. 8, a resident reported the theft of a snowblower from an unlocked garage. cleveland, "Porch pirate ends up with just $14 worth of ranch salad dressing: Rocky River Police Blotter," 14 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of snowblower

1950, in the meaning defined above

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15 Sep 2020

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“Snowblower.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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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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