snowshoe

noun
snow·​shoe | \ ˈsnō-ˌshü How to pronounce snowshoe (audio) \

Definition of snowshoe

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

snowshoe

verb
snowshoed; snowshoeing

Definition of snowshoe (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to travel on snowshoes

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Noun

In the meaning defined above

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Verb

snowshoer \ ˈsnō-​ˌshü-​ər How to pronounce snowshoe (audio) \ noun

Examples of snowshoe in a Sentence

Verb We snowshoed through the woods.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Blissful snowshoe hike that took place in February. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "From backpacking to snowshoeing, Trailtessa events introduce more women to the outdoors," 22 Apr. 2021 Still others will snorkel, dive, snowshoe, or even take a submarine or helicopter ride. Elizabeth Heath, Anchorage Daily News, "Antarctica cruises are booming. But can the continent handle it?," 19 Apr. 2021 Still others will snorkel, dive, snowshoe, or even take a submarine or helicopter ride. Washington Post, "Antarctica cruises are booming. But can the continent handle it?," 31 Mar. 2021 The park also hosts a variety of activities including snowshoe tours, yoga in the park, nature tours, and even Art and Ales events to combine visitors’ passions for sculpture and craft beer. Diana Bravo, BostonGlobe.com, "Romantic hiking spots for Valentine’s Day," 11 Feb. 2021 Visitors create snowshoe trails around Bradley and Taggart Lakes, and pretty much every peak in the range has backcountry ski-adventure potential. Dina Mishev, Outside Online, "The Ultimate Grand Teton National Park Travel Guide," 7 Apr. 2021 As a general rule, the heavier the person, the bigger the snowshoe should be. Outdoor Life, "Best Snowshoes: Backcountry Gear for Any Level," 19 Feb. 2021 Sales of kayaks and camping gear shot upward, too, and snowshoe sales spiked 254 percent. Jon Gorey, BostonGlobe.com, "‘A shortcut to mindfulness’: Finding a way back to the great outdoors," 4 Mar. 2021 Or make a reservation to bed down at the Glacier Point Ski Hut, a roughly ten-mile ski or snowshoe from Badger Pass. Shawnté Salabert, Outside Online, "The Ultimate Yosemite National Park Travel Guide," 22 Feb. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb There are no refunds, the foundation said, but those holding tickets for the Luminary Loppet for Saturday or Sunday will be able use their tickets to walk or snowshoe through the candlelit luminaries on Friday night. Tim Harlow, Star Tribune, "Loppet ski races in Minneapolis this weekend called off due to extreme cold," 5 Feb. 2021 For one thing, a large snowstorm hits the Sierra in the first week of November, and for another, a later attempt by some of the party to snowshoe from Truckee Lake to Sutter’s Fort in Sacramento suggests the trip could take as long as a month. Cody Cassidy, Wired, "The Case for Cannibalism, or: How to Survive the Donner Party," 13 Jan. 2021 In winter, visitors must snowshoe up steep slopes from the shuttered Super St. Bernard Resort, about a two-hour drive from Geneva or Turin. Adam H. Graham, WSJ, "A Swiss Alps Hotel Frozen in Time," 10 Dec. 2020 His friend planned to ski down the mountain to Camp Muir, while Knapinski was going to snowshoe to Paradise. CBS News, "Hiker who doctors say "died" in the ER after Mount Rainier rescue is now alive and well," 16 Nov. 2020 His friend planned to ski down the mountain to Camp Muir, while Knapinski was going to snowshoe to Paradise. Washington Post, "Calif. wildfire crews make progress on containment," 16 Nov. 2020 His friend planned to ski down the mountain to Camp Muir, while Knapinski was going to snowshoe to Paradise. CBS News, "Hiker who doctors say "died" in the ER after Mount Rainier rescue is now alive and well," 16 Nov. 2020 His friend planned to ski down the mountain to Camp Muir, while Knapinski was going to snowshoe to Paradise. Washington Post, "Calif. wildfire crews make progress on containment," 16 Nov. 2020 His friend planned to ski down the mountain to Camp Muir, while Knapinski was going to snowshoe to Paradise. CBS News, "Hiker who doctors say "died" in the ER after Mount Rainier rescue is now alive and well," 16 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of snowshoe

Noun

1666, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1880, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of snowshoe was in 1666

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“Snowshoe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snowshoe. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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snowshoe

noun

English Language Learners Definition of snowshoe

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

snowshoe

verb

English Language Learners Definition of snowshoe (Entry 2 of 2)

: to walk with snowshoes

snowshoe

noun
snow·​shoe | \ ˈsnō-ˌshü How to pronounce snowshoe (audio) \

Kids Definition of snowshoe

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

snowshoe

verb
snowshoed; snowshoeing

Kids Definition of snowshoe (Entry 2 of 2)

: to walk with snowshoes

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