Definition of snowshoe in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsnōˌSHo͞o/


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A flat device resembling a racket that is attached to the sole of a boot and used for walking on snow.
Example sentences
  • You are walking on snowshoes, so it's very physically demanding.
  • Before the advent of the snowmobile, Ms. McLeod would run in front of the dog sled team in snowshoes to break the snow and clear a path.
  • The men trudge thought 6 feet of snow on snowshoes.


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Travel wearing snowshoes: we snowshoed down into the next valley
More example sentences
  • Since my first outing with a group called the Tahoe Trekkers, I've hiked in Patagonia, snowshoed in British Columbia, trekked in Nepal and backpacked my way up Mount Whitney.
  • For example, if a team chose to bike and snowshoe, they were required to carry their bikes with them as they snowshoed, and vice versa.
  • After three days, Laura couldn't stand it anymore, and she snowshoed into East Corinth to find a telephone.



Pronunciation: /-ər/
Example sentences
  • This winter the Trans Canada Trail is predicted to be used more than in previous years by hikers, cross country skiers, dogsledders, snowshoers and snowmobilers.
  • They now know skiers and snowshoers are watching them closely as they prepare new regulations on how our forests are managed.
  • Yet nearly 90 percent of public lands are open to motorized use, and many of those lands closed to motorized use are designated Wilderness areas, inaccessible to all but the most avid skiers and snowshoers.


Pronunciation: /-iNG/

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Syllabification: snow·shoe

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