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

Examples of snowmobile in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The new plan includes the construction of a snowmobile trail along portions of a service road, in addition to current hiking trails. Laura Schulte, Journal Sentinel, 1 Apr. 2024 In the months leading up to this year’s race, five other dogs died and eight were injured after snowmobiles hit the dog teams during training runs. Mark Thiessen, Fortune, 12 Mar. 2024 Embark on a northern lights safari by dog sled, snowcat, or snowmobile, or learn how to capture the aurora in all its brilliance during a hands-on photography workshop. Paul Rubio, Condé Nast Traveler, 11 Mar. 2024 Activities such as dog sledding and snowmobile tours often sell out in advance of cruises. David Nikel, Forbes, 27 Feb. 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 The snowmobile seems to stall as the person recording turns his head to face it. Brooke Baitinger, Idaho Statesman, 26 Jan. 2024 Jeff Smith was whizzing along on a snowmobile one evening a few years back when something dark appeared in front of him. CBS News, 6 Mar. 2024 Taiga’s 2022 Nomad is credited as the world’s first electric snowmobile. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 1 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1923, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of snowmobile was in 1923

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“Snowmobile.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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snow·​mo·​bile ˈsnō-mō-ˌbēl How to pronounce snowmobile (audio)
: any of various motor vehicles for travel on snow

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