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bearpaw

[bair-paw] /ˈbɛərˌpɔ/
noun, Chiefly Canadian.
1.
a small, almost round snowshoe used on steep or rocky terrain.
2.
3.
a round horseshoe.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85; bear2 + paw

bear's-paw

[bairz-paw] /ˈbɛərzˌpɔ/
noun
1.
a clam of the genus Hippopus, having a ridged, white shell with purplish-red spots.
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