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snowplow

noun snow·plow \ ˈsnō-ˌplau̇ \
Updated on: 27 Feb 2018

Definition of snowplow

1 : any of various devices used for clearing away snow
2 : a stemming with both skis used for coming to a stop, slowing down, or descending slowly

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First Known Use of snowplow

1792

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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snowplow

verb

Definition of snowplow

: to execute a snowplow
  • snowplowed to a stop

Examples of snowplow in a Sentence

  1. He snowplowed to a stop.

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First Known Use of snowplow

1904

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SNOWPLOW Defined for English Language Learners

snowplow

Definition of snowplow for English Language Learners

  • : a flat or curved piece of metal that is attached to the front of a vehicle and used for clearing snow from a road, driveway, etc.; also : a vehicle (such as a truck) that has a snowplow attached

  • : a position in skiing in which the front ends of the skis are moved together in order to stop, slow down, or turn


snowplow

Definition of snowplow for English Language Learners

  • : to move the front ends of your skis together in order to stop, slow down, or turn


SNOWPLOW Defined for Kids

snowplow

noun snow·plow \ ˈsnō-ˌplau̇ \

Definition of snowplow for Students

: any of various devices used for clearing away snow


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