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[snoh-plou] /ˈsnoʊˌplaʊ/
an implement or machine for clearing away snow from highways, railroad tracks, etc.
Skiing. a maneuver in which a skier pushes the heels of both skis outward so that they are far apart, as for turning, decreasing speed, or stopping.
verb (used with object)
to clear of snow using a snowplow.
verb (used without object)
to clear away snow with a snowplow.
Skiing. to execute a snowplow.
Origin of snowplow
An Americanism dating back to 1785-95; snow + plow Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • That fifty thousand they lost on that snowplow just about put the crimp in 'em.

    The White Desert

    Courtney Ryley Cooper
  • Their progress was slowed here for the road had not been cleared by a snowplow.

    Janet Hardy in Hollywood

    Ruthe S. Wheeler
  • The trail curved sharply ahead and Troy gently manipulated the front fork skis into a snowplow to cut speed.

    The Thirst Quenchers Rick Raphael
  • "We followed the snowplow up," Bud said, going to the table where his after-school snack always waited.

    The Black Fawn James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • Today, the first of October forty years ago, we drove the snowplow at home.

  • Half-way to Granite Canyon the snowplow got off the track and one wheel broke, so a dead standstill for hours.

  • The only excitement was seeing the snowplow drawn by two horses, go up on this side of the street and down on the other.

    Village Life in America 1852-1872 Caroline Cowles Richards
  • The snowplow panted ahead of the school bus like a prehistoric monster.

    The Black Fawn James Arthur Kjelgaard

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