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bearpaw

[ bair-paw ]
/ ˈbɛərˌpɔ /
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noun Chiefly Canadian.
a small, almost round snowshoe used on steep or rocky terrain.
a round horseshoe.
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Origin of bearpaw

First recorded in 1775–85; bear2 + paw1
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British Dictionary definitions for bearpaw

bear paw

noun
Canadian a type of small round snowshoe
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