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snowshoe

noun snow·shoe \ ˈsnō-ˌshü \
|Updated on: 9 Jun 2018

Definition of snowshoe

: a usually lightweight platform for the foot that is designed to enable a person to walk on soft snow without sinking and that typically consists of an oblong frame crossed with leather thongs or synthetic material

Recent Examples of snowshoe from the Web

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First Known Use of snowshoe

1666

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snowshoe

verb

Definition of snowshoe

snowshoed; snowshoeing
: to travel on snowshoes

snowshoer

play \ˈsnō-ˌshü-ər\ noun

Examples of snowshoe in a Sentence

  1. We snowshoed through the woods.

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First Known Use of snowshoe

1880

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SNOWSHOE Defined for English Language Learners

snowshoe

Definition of snowshoe for English Language Learners

  • : a light, wide frame that is attached to your shoe to make it easier to walk on soft snow without sinking


snowshoe

Definition of snowshoe for English Language Learners

  • : to walk with snowshoes


SNOWSHOE Defined for Kids

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snowshoe

noun snow·shoe \ ˈsnō-ˌshü \

Definition of snowshoe for Students

: a light wide frame (as of wood or aluminum) that is worn under a shoe to prevent sinking into soft snow

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snowshoe

verb

Definition of snowshoe for Students

snowshoed; snowshoeing
: to walk with snowshoes


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