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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 of snowplow
1785-1795
1785-95, Americanism; snow + plow
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  • The trail curved sharply ahead and Troy gently manipulated the front fork skis into a snowplow to cut speed.

    The Thirst Quenchers Rick Raphael
  • "We followed the snowplow up," Bud said, going to the table where his after-school snack always waited.

    The Black Fawn James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • Their progress was slowed here for the road had not been cleared by a snowplow.

    Janet Hardy in Hollywood Ruthe S. Wheeler
  • Today, the first of October forty years ago, we drove the snowplow at home.

  • That fifty thousand they lost on that snowplow just about put the crimp in 'em.

    The White Desert Courtney Ryley Cooper
  • Half-way to Granite Canyon the snowplow got off the track and one wheel broke, so a dead standstill for hours.

  • The snowplow panted ahead of the school bus like a prehistoric monster.

    The Black Fawn James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • The only excitement was seeing the snowplow drawn by two horses, go up on this side of the street and down on the other.

    Village Life in America 1852-1872 Caroline Cowles Richards

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