snow shoe

snowshoe

[snoh-shoo]
noun
1.
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.
2.
Indian yellow ( def 1 ).
verb (used without object), snowshoed, snowshoeing.
3.
to walk or travel on snowshoes.

Origin:
1655–65, Americanism; snow + shoe

snowshoer, noun
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snowshoe (ˈsnəʊˌʃuː)
 
n
1.  a device to facilitate walking on snow, esp a racket-shaped frame with a network of thongs stretched across it
 
vb , -shoes, -shoeing, -shoed
2.  (intr) to walk or go using snowshoes
 
'snowshoer
 
n

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