snow·​cat | \ ˈsnō-ˌkat How to pronounce snowcat (audio) \

Definition of snowcat

: a tracklaying vehicle for travel on snow

Examples of snowcat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ride the free snowcat for a bump and be ready for a rigorous boot-pack along the ridge. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, "36 Hours in Your Favorite North American Ski Towns," 6 Jan. 2020 Photo of the Week: Eldora snowcat operator Tom Anderson spotted these playful critters at sunrise this morning at the mountain. Danika Worthington, The Know, "Foxes caught playing in the snow during sunrise at Eldora," 23 Dec. 2019 The snowcat will pick up skiers and snowboarders along Fishhook Willow Road, including near Hatcher Pass Lodge, and transport them away from busy areas, Cuthriell said in April. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, "State approves permit for Hatcher Pass snowcat and helicopter skiing," 5 Nov. 2019 Monarch offers season passes in return for five days of ski-cutting and side-stepping in the hike-to Mirkwood area terrain and its snowcat terrain. John Meyer, The Know, "3 ways to score free season passes at Colorado ski resorts," 1 Nov. 2019 Though no cars can reach the rifugios, the duffel magically appears at each inn, transported by staff via chair lift or snowcat. Amy Tara Koch, Vogue, "The Slopes Less Taken: Going on a Ski Safari in the Dolomites," 7 Mar. 2019 Nine out of 10 snowcats that pass through his shop are privately owned. Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "The Ice-Kicking Glory of the Snowcat," 5 Mar. 2018 For hardcore powder-hounds looking for a dream adventure, heli-skiing and snowcat options in the Chugach Mountains make skiers' and snowboarders' dreams come true. Josh Niva, Anchorage Daily News, "Getting your outdoor adventure fix in Southcentral Alaska," 2 May 2018 Just like off-roading clubs, snowcat clubs organize meetups and trail rides. Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "The Ice-Kicking Glory of the Snowcat," 5 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of snowcat

1955, in the meaning defined above

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13 Jan 2020

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“Snowcat.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 25 January 2020.

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