snowmobile

[snoh-muh-beel]
noun
1.
Also called skimobile, snowcat. a motor vehicle with a revolving tread in the rear and steerable skis in the front, for traveling over snow.
verb (used without object), snowmobiled, snowmobiling.
2.
to operate or ride in a snowmobile.

Origin:
1920–25; snow + -mobile

snowmobiler, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To snowmobile
Collins
World English Dictionary
snowmobile (ˈsnəʊməˌbiːl)
 
n
a.  a small open motor vehicle for travelling on snow, steered by two skis at the front and driven by a caterpillar track underneath
 b.  Also called: bombardier a larger closed motor vehicle with two skis at the front and a track at each side

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Encyclopedia Britannica
Encyclopedia

snowmobile

a one- or two-passenger motorized vehicle with one or two skis in front and an engine-driven single or double continuous track to propel it. Snowmobiles almost all follow the basic design of skis, fuel tank, engine, and seating for driver. They are steered by handlebars that control the skis and by shifting the position of the driver. Acceleration and braking are controlled by hand-squeeze throttle and brake controls on the handlebars.

Learn more about snowmobile with a free trial on Britannica.com.

Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source
Example sentences
Their approach comes across as pure as the driven snowmobile.
She was relieved, therefore, when a big guy in a down jacket and snowmobile
  boots showed up and took the empty seat next to her.
Our plan was to be put in by helicopter in the saddle along with our snowmobile
  and sled, and then to drive to the top.
She eats moose, she rides a snowmobile, and she supports drilling.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature