snowmobile

noun
snow·​mo·​bile | \ ˈsnō-mō-ˌbēl How to pronounce snowmobile (audio) \

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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There are also several snowbike events this year, which involve riding a winter-friendly motocross bike (think: a ski on the front and a snowmobile-like tread on the back) to complete various challenges, explains Reed. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "The 2019 Winter X Games Starts This Week—Here’s What You Need to Know," 23 Jan. 2019 Consumers are starting to pay more for products ranging from sodas to snowmobiles. Nathan Allen, WSJ, "Steelmaker ArcelorMittal Gains From Tariffs as Prices Rise," 1 Aug. 2018 In May, Field and a small group of volunteers used an agricultural spreader, dragged by a snowmobile, to cover an area of ice the size of three football fields on an inland lake in Alaska. Katherine Ellison, WIRED, "Why Climate Change Skeptics Are Backing Geoengineering," 28 Mar. 2018 Last May, Field and a small group of volunteers used an agricultural spreader, dragged by a snowmobile, to cover an area of ice the size of three football fields on an inland lake in Alaska. Katherine Ellison, San Francisco Chronicle, "Can hacking the planet ward off climate change?," 25 Mar. 2018 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. Travelwisconsin.com, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Indoor Waterparks Near Outdoor Fun," 7 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of snowmobile

1923, in the meaning defined above

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snowmobile

noun

English Language Learners Definition of snowmobile

: a vehicle used for traveling on snow or ice

snowmobile

noun
snow·​mo·​bile | \ ˈsnō-mō-ˌbēl How to pronounce snowmobile (audio) \

Kids Definition of snowmobile

: a small motor vehicle designed for travel on snow

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