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.
Indian yellow ( def 1 ).
verb (used without object), snowshoed, snowshoeing.
to walk or travel on snowshoes.

1655–65, Americanism; snow + shoe

snowshoer, noun Unabridged
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snowshoe (ˈsnəʊˌʃuː)
1.  a device to facilitate walking on snow, esp a racket-shaped frame with a network of thongs stretched across it
vb , -shoes, -shoeing, -shoed
2.  (intr) to walk or go using snowshoes

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Example sentences
But visitors still enjoy snowshoe hikes and cross-country skiing at the southern and northern entrances.
In the winter, you can cross-country ski and snowshoe here.
Snowshoe hares require enough forage in the form of woody browse and coniferous foliage to sustain them over the winter months.
In the winter, snowshoe hares spend their time eating and hiding.
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