Definition of snowplough in English:
1An implement or vehicle for clearing roads of thick snow by pushing it aside.
- However, around 1,000 vehicles, vans and snowploughs worth in excess of £2.5 million are still earmarked for possible sale and 400 council employees could be transferred to the contractor.
- When it snows again, snowplows bury your car, which may or may not have escaped one more week of having the rearview mirrors sheared off by passing delivery trucks.
- That means they can use a snowplough to clear the roads and, unless they have a blizzard, it is passable.
2 Skiing An act of turning the points of one’s skis inwards in order to slow down or turn.
- By Friday I was reasonably happy about my top-end skiing but still felt like an uncoordinated rhinoceros doing snowploughs.
- Ski instruction, taught to officers by civilians, included herringbone climbing, kick turns, pole-jumping over logs and snowplows.
- The last on this list of survival ski techniques, but perhaps most important, the snowplow is usually the first turning position learned in alpine or telemark skiing.
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Ski with the tips of one’s skis pointing inwards in order to slow down or turn: I snowploughed down many a run
More example sentences
- During such a test, the skier should avoid snowplowing and sliding on turns.
- We rush down the glacier solving its intricacies by interminable weaving, creeping over tenuous bridges, snowplowing desperately below the shrouded rock.
- ‘Hey guys,’ she said to all of them, snowplowing to a stop and doing the group's handshake with Sergio and Peter.
Definition of snowplough in:
- US English dictionary
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