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snowmobile

[snoh-muh-beel]
noun
  1. Also called skimobile, snowcat. a motor vehicle with a revolving tread in the rear and steerable skis in the front, for traveling over snow.
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verb (used without object), snow·mo·biled, snow·mo·bil·ing.
  1. to operate or ride in a snowmobile.
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Origin of snowmobile

First recorded in 1920–25; snow + -mobile
Related formssnow·mo·bil·er, noun
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snowmobile

noun
    1. a small open motor vehicle for travelling on snow, steered by two skis at the front and driven by a caterpillar track underneath
    2. Also called: bombardiera larger closed motor vehicle with two skis at the front and a track at each side
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Word Origin and History for snowmobile

n.

1931, in reference to Admiral Byrd's expedition, from snow (n.) + ending from automobile, etc.

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