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snowplow

[snoh-plou]
noun
  1. an implement or machine for clearing away snow from highways, railroad tracks, etc.
  2. 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.
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verb (used with object)
  1. to clear of snow using a snowplow.
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verb (used without object)
  1. to clear away snow with a snowplow.
  2. Skiing. to execute a snowplow.
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Origin of snowplow

An Americanism dating back to 1785–95; snow + plow
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  • That fifty thousand they lost on that snowplow just about put the crimp in 'em.

    The White Desert

    Courtney Ryley Cooper

  • Their progress was slowed here for the road had not been cleared by a snowplow.

    Janet Hardy in Hollywood

    Ruthe S. Wheeler

  • The trail curved sharply ahead and Troy gently manipulated the front fork skis into a snowplow to cut speed.

  • "We followed the snowplow up," Bud said, going to the table where his after-school snack always waited.

    The Black Fawn

    James Arthur Kjelgaard

  • Today, the first of October forty years ago, we drove the snowplow at home.