snowshoe

[ snoh-shoo ]
/ ˈsnoʊˌʃu /

noun

a contrivance that may be attached to the foot to enable the wearer to walk on deep snow without sinking, especially a light, racket-shaped frame across which is stretched a network of rawhide.

verb (used without object), snow·shoed, snow·shoe·ing.

to walk or travel on snowshoes.

Origin of snowshoe

An Americanism dating back to 1655–65; snow + shoe

Related forms

snow·sho·er, noun
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snowshoe

/ (ˈsnəʊˌʃuː) /

noun

a device to facilitate walking on snow, esp a racket-shaped frame with a network of thongs stretched across it

verb -shoes, -shoeing or -shoed

(intr) to walk or go using snowshoes

Derived Forms

snowshoer, noun
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