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.
verb (used with object)
  1. to clear of snow using a snowplow.
verb (used without object)
  1. to clear away snow with a snowplow.
  2. Skiing. to execute a snowplow.

Origin of snowplow

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

Examples from the Web for snowplow

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Historical Examples of snowplow

  • 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.