snowcat

noun
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 The Can-Am Defender, when equipped with Can-Am’s Apache Backcountry LT Track System, morphs into your own personal snowcat. Outside Online, 11 Dec. 2020 Those looking for a bit more fun can book heli-skiing, snowcat powder skiing, or guided cross-country skiing through the resort. Brandon Perlman, Travel + Leisure, 3 Jan. 2022 With winds too strong to carry out a chopper rescue, crews carried the second person on foot before using a snowcat to take them to medical personnel staged nearby, according to the release. NBC News, 8 Mar. 2022 This Western mountain town is catnip for cross-country, snowcat, and heli- skiers alike. Lea Lane, Forbes, 19 Jan. 2022 Don a headlamp and take a snowcat up to the top of the sledding trail, then speed down for a two-hour nighttime adrenaline rush. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 3 Jan. 2022 One anonymous ski patroller at Breckenridge told the Sun how a lack of lift operators and snowcat drivers was to blame for the fact that more terrain wasn’t open. Frederick Dreier, Outside Online, 3 Jan. 2022 In winter, your best modes of transportation through Yellowstone National Park are snowmobile, skis, snowshoes, and snowcoach—a passenger van crossed with a snowcat. Outside Online, 10 Dec. 2021 Backcountry skiing, though, encompasses heli-skiing and snowcat skiing as well as human-powered endeavors such as ski mountaineering and exercise skinning. The Salt Lake Tribune, 20 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of snowcat

1955, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

30 Jun 2022

Cite this Entry

“Snowcat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snowcat. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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