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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Travel Wisconsin, from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, also has a snow conditions report, with observers around the state providing information on downhill-ski cross-country ski and snowmobile trails. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin DNR launches cross-country ski trail conditions page," 1 Feb. 2018 In cold weather, a snowmobile suit and a pair of gauntlet mittens lengthen the riding season by months. Bill Hartford, Popular Mechanics, "My First Year on a Motorcycle," 15 Feb. 2019 Spring travel by snowmobile needs to be completed before noon. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, "It’s still winter in the Alaska Range, which is both good and bad," 13 May 2018 Last February, Amy rode snowmobiles in Idaho while visiting Chris' family. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, "Everything to Know About 'Little People, Big World' Star Amy Roloff's Boyfriend Chris Marek," 2 Apr. 2019 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

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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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