snowcat

noun

snow·​cat ˈsnō-ˌkat How to pronounce snowcat (audio)
: a tracklaying vehicle for travel on snow

Examples of snowcat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Renner returned to set one year after he was critically injured after being run over by a 14,300-pound snowcat at his home in Reno, Nevada. Jackie Strause, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 Mar. 2024 He was run over by a 14,300-pound snowcat while trying to stop the machine from hitting his nephew. Christy Piña, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 Mar. 2024 Try cat skiing, where a snowcat will take you to the top of Burnt Mountain for a unique skiing experience. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 12 Feb. 2024 Prices for diesel gas, which Bogus uses for its snowcats, have also ballooned. Nicole Blanchard, Idaho Statesman, 31 Jan. 2024 His location was narrowed down to a forested area around 8,000 feet elevation east of Silver Lake, but searchers using snowmobiles and a PG&E snowcat were unable to find him. Bay Area News Group, The Mercury News, 13 Feb. 2024 In January 2023, Renner was run over by his 14,300-pound snowcat. Caroline Brew, Variety, 4 Feb. 2024 To negate this loss, a new lift will provide access to Lightning Ridge, which was previously only accessible by snowcat. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 16 Jan. 2024 And officials were bringing in snowcats and other equipment. Chris Kenning, USA TODAY, 4 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1955, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of snowcat was in 1955

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“Snowcat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snowcat. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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