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snowplow

[snoh-plou] /ˈsnoʊˌplaʊ/
noun
1.
an implement or machine for clearing away snow from highways, railroad tracks, etc.
2.
Skiing. a maneuver in which a skier pushes the heels of both skis outward so that they are far apart, as for turning, decreasing speed, or stopping.
verb (used with object)
3.
to clear of snow using a snowplow.
verb (used without object)
4.
to clear away snow with a snowplow.
5.
Skiing. to execute a snowplow.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95, Americanism; snow + plow
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Word Origin and History for snow-plow
n.

also snowplow, snow-plough, 1792, first mentioned in a New Hampshire context, from snow (n.) + plow (n.).

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