bearpaw

[ bair-paw ]
/ ˈbɛərˌpɔ /

noun Chiefly Canadian.

a small, almost round snowshoe used on steep or rocky terrain.
a round horseshoe.

QUIZZES

LEARN THE SPANISH WORDS FOR THESE COMMON ANIMALS!

Are you learning Spanish? Or do you just have an interest in foreign languages? Either way, this quiz on Spanish words for animals is for you.
Question 1 of 13
How do you say “cat” 🐈 in Spanish?

Origin of bearpaw

First recorded in 1775–85; bear2 + paw1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

British Dictionary definitions for bearpaw

bear paw

noun

Canadian a type of small round snowshoe
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012