snow·mo·bile | \ˈsnō-mō-ˌbēl \

Definition of snowmobile 

: any of various automotive vehicles for travel on snow specifically : an open vehicle for usually one or two persons with steerable skis on the front and an endless belt at the rear

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But there’s more going on here than horse riding, snowmobile races and a meth lab. Jenni Laidman,, "Summer audiobooks to pack for your next road trip," 21 May 2018 The more eye-catching of the two is a Nissan 370Z Roadster that's been turned into a 332-horsepower snowmobile, of sorts. Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY, "Nissan shows its 370Z sports-car snowmobile at the Chicago Auto Show," 8 Feb. 2018 Check out some of the featured attractions: Ice fishing on Lake Waconia, snowmobile rides, a cross-country ski race, the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships, a Polar Plunge (to benefit Special Olympics Minnesota). Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY, "Bell Tolls: Nick Foles considered retirement. Now he's on the verge of a Super Bowl title," 27 Jan. 2018 That's exactly what Becca and Wills did on their date the next day, taking in the scenic Park City on the back of snowmobiles and, later, in front of a cozy fire. Mallorie Sullivan,, "'The Bachelorette': Jean Blanc gets sent home after one of the most awkward moments ever," 18 June 2018 Tip: Add to the adventure with a snowmobile excursion to the border where Norway, Finland and Sweden meet. Sarah Sekula, USA TODAY, "Extreme camping: Hang off a cliff, sleep near a volcano, wake up with penguins," 1 Mar. 2018 Police said a person on a snowmobile found the bodies of 22-year-old Heavan Henderson and 23-year-old Jeremy Danowski along a fence south of CR 200 S. between 825 W. and 700 W. Officers were dispatched to the scene at about 4:15 p.m. Indianapolis Star, "Missing Indy couple’s deaths ruled murder-suicide," 20 Jan. 2018 Driving Michigan would prohibit consuming marijuana while operating any vehicle, aircraft, snowmobile, off-road RV or motorboat, as well as consuming in the passenger area of vehicles. Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press, "How Michigan's marijuana proposal differs from Colorado law," 12 July 2018 Becca was not in a great emotional state after having to send Jean Blanc home the night before, but Wills made Becca feel comfortable and allowed her to vent her frustrations following a snowmobile ride. Nick Schwartz, For The Win, "Bachelorette Power Rankings: Becca endures a brutally awkward elimination in Week 4," 19 June 2018

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1923, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of snowmobile

: a vehicle used for traveling on snow or ice


snow·mo·bile | \ˈsnō-mō-ˌbēl \

Kids Definition of snowmobile

: a small motor vehicle designed for travel on snow

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