[ snoh-shoo ]
/ ˈsnoʊˌʃu /


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.

Nearby words

  1. snowplough,
  2. snowplow,
  3. snows of kilimanjaro, the,
  4. snowscape,
  5. snowshed,
  6. snowshoe cat,
  7. snowshoe hare,
  8. snowshoe hare virus,
  9. snowshoe rabbit,
  10. snowshoes

Origin of snowshoe

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

Related formssnow·sho·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for snowshoe


/ (ˈsnəʊˌʃuː) /


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 Formssnowshoer, noun

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