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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Already a motorcycle and snowmobile racer, the teenager was inspired. Eric Tegler, Ars Technica, "400mph, 50 feet up—what it takes to race and win world’s fastest motorsport," 30 Aug. 2018 Both played basketball and enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding snowmobiles. Becky Bohrer, The Seattle Times, "GOP’s Dunleavy defends oil check in Alaska gubernatorial bid," 22 Oct. 2018 He'd been paralyzed in a 2013 snowmobile accident, with no movement or sensation below his mid-back. Fox News, "Paralyzed patients take first steps after implant, intense rehab," 25 Sep. 2018 The resort is adjacent to hiking and snowmobile trails and near several lakes., Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Indoor Waterparks Near Outdoor Fun," 7 Jan. 2018 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

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First Known Use of snowmobile

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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