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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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Examples from the web for snowplow
  • You're not getting down the mountain until the temperature rises or the snowplow shows up.
  • Eventually, the nurse and the vicar came in a van with a snowplow.
  • In bed, he is awakened by a snowplow and imagines her beside him.
  • Some schedules do not allow for waiting, thus the rest stop and snowplow alternatives aren't viable.
  • We're looking for the first photo of a city snowplow actually plowing snow.
  • Moving through the air at a low angle instead of straight up, the plume can snowplow more air ahead of it and into space.
  • Observe these tips to stay safe while giving snowplow operators room to do their jobs.
  • Do not attempt to stop a snowplow or obstruct its path.
  • Yield to a snowplow, giving the plow a wide berth with room to maneuver.
  • There aren't many occasions when a film star missed his big premiere night because he had snowplow duty.

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