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snowmobile

[snoh-muh-beel] /ˈsnoʊ məˌbil/
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 of snowmobile
1920-1925
1920-25; snow + -mobile
Related forms
snowmobiler, noun
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snowmobile

/ˈsnəʊməˌbiːl/
noun
1.
  1. a small open motor vehicle for travelling on snow, steered by two skis at the front and driven by a caterpillar track underneath
  2. Also called bombardier. a larger closed motor vehicle with two skis at the front and a track at each side
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Word Origin and History for snowmobile
n.

1931, in reference to Admiral Byrd's expedition, from snow (n.) + ending from automobile, etc.

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