[ snoh-muh-beel ]

  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.

verb (used without object),snow·mo·biled, snow·mo·bil·ing.
  1. to operate or ride in a snowmobile.

Origin of snowmobile

First recorded in 1920–25; snow + -mobile

Other words from snowmobile

  • snow·mo·bil·er, noun

Words Nearby snowmobile Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use snowmobile in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for snowmobile


/ (ˈsnəʊməˌbiːl) /

    • a small open motor vehicle for travelling on snow, steered by two skis at the front and driven by a caterpillar track underneath

    • Also called: bombardier a larger closed motor vehicle with two skis at the front and a track at each side

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