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snowshoe

[snoh-shoo]
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noun
  1. a contrivance that may be attached to the foot to enable the wearer to walk on deep snow without sinking, especially a light, racket-shaped frame across which is stretched a network of rawhide.
  2. Indian yellow(def 1).
verb (used without object), snow·shoed, snow·shoe·ing.
  1. to walk or travel on snowshoes.

Origin of snowshoe

An Americanism dating back to 1655–65; snow + shoe
Related formssnow·sho·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for snowshoe

Historical Examples

  • Just the same, I'd like to go to Snowshoe Island and visit him.

    The Rover Boys on Snowshoe Island

    Edward Stratemeyer

  • And a snowshoe's the best help a man can have in the winter.

  • And even then they did not know that Antler had invented the snowshoe.

    The Later Cave-Men

    Katharine Elizabeth Dopp

  • Find a picture of a snowshoe, and tell how you think it was made.

    The Later Cave-Men

    Katharine Elizabeth Dopp

  • See if you can find out why the snowshoe keeps one from sinking in the snow.

    The Later Cave-Men

    Katharine Elizabeth Dopp


British Dictionary definitions for snowshoe

snowshoe

noun
  1. a device to facilitate walking on snow, esp a racket-shaped frame with a network of thongs stretched across it
verb -shoes, -shoeing or -shoed
  1. (intr) to walk or go using snowshoes
Derived Formssnowshoer, noun
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