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snowshoe

[snoh-shoo] /ˈsnoʊˌʃu/
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
1655-1665
1655-65, Americanism; snow + shoe
Related forms
snowshoer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for snow-shoe

snowshoe

/ˈsnəʊˌʃuː/
noun
1.
a device to facilitate walking on snow, esp a racket-shaped frame with a network of thongs stretched across it
verb -shoes, -shoeing, -shoed
2.
(intransitive) to walk or go using snowshoes
Derived Forms
snowshoer, noun
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Word Origin and History for snow-shoe
n.

also snowshoe, 1670s, from snow (n.) + shoe (n.). Related: Snowshoes.

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