snowplow

[ snoh-plou ]
/ ˈsnoʊˌplaʊ /
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noun

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
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Word Origin and History for snow-plow

snow-plow


n.

also snowplow, snow-plough, 1792, first mentioned in a New Hampshire context, from snow (n.) + plow (n.).

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