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

Other Words from snowshoe

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 The table is made from an antique snowshoe, and the rug is buffalo hide. Kelsey Mulvey, ELLE Decor, 10 May 2022 The trail into the cave, which in the past was snowshoe or skis only, is now packed into concrete-like hardness. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, 2 Apr. 2022 The Urban Ecology Center leads a snowshoe hike through Washington Park from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Jan. 8. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5 Jan. 2022 Meanwhile, interior seams with elastic binding and a 16 percent spandex blend in the shell allow for superior stretch when adjusting snowshoe straps and planting ski poles. Frederick Reimers, Outside Online, 29 Mar. 2022 Cross-country ski and snowshoe rentals are available when the ski center is open (weather permitting). Alexis Oatman, cleveland, 14 Feb. 2022 There are many other places to cross-country ski and snowshoe, too. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, 1 Oct. 2021 Alaska’s wild breed, snowshoe hares, periodically have population explosions. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, 30 Apr. 2022 One wandered to Cape Krusenstern on the Chukchi Sea north of Kotzebue, a place with tundra vegetation that does not nourish snowshoe hares. Ned Rozell, Anchorage Daily News, 9 Apr. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Eric and Mike had to snowshoe for part of their unsuccessful ascent. Suzanne Ybarra, Los Angeles Times, 30 June 2022 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, 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, 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, 10 Dec. 2020 His friend planned to ski down the mountain to Camp Muir, while Knapinski was going to snowshoe to Paradise. CBS News, 16 Nov. 2020 His friend planned to ski down the mountain to Camp Muir, while Knapinski was going to snowshoe to Paradise. Washington Post, 16 Nov. 2020 His friend planned to ski down the mountain to Camp Muir, while Knapinski was going to snowshoe to Paradise. CBS News, 16 Nov. 2020 His friend planned to ski down the mountain to Camp Muir, while Knapinski was going to snowshoe to Paradise. Washington Post, 16 Nov. 2020 See More

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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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“Snowshoe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snowshoe. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for snowshoe

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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