from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A plowlike device or vehicle used to remove snow, especially from roads and railroad tracks.
- n. A maneuver in snow skiing in which the tips of the skis are brought together in order to slow or stop progress.
- intransitive v. To perform a snowplow in skiing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A vehicle that is used to push snow off surfaces such as roads.
- n. A device attached to a vehicle to enable it to be used for removing snow.
- n. A maneuver/manoeuvre in skiing in which the tips of the skis point inwards and the back ends point outwards, imitating a snowplow.
- v. To clear (roads, etc) using a snowplow.
- v. To perform a snowplow in skiing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a structure, usually Λ-shaped, for removing snow from sidewalks, railroads, etc., -- drawn or driven by a horse or a locomotive.
- n. An implement operating like a plow, but on a larger scale, for clearing away the snow from roads, railways, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An implement for clearing away snow from roads, railways, etc.
- n. Snow-plows used on electric roads are special cars fitted with high-power motors and some form of snow-scraper. One form, called a shear-plow, is fitted with strong wide shear-boards placed in pairs, the lower and outer board being adjustable at an angle of about 45° across the track in front of the car; another, called a nose-plow, has a double shear in front of the car. Each style also employs wing-scrapers behind the plows to shove the snow away from the car. Small shear-plows, called track-scrapers, are also fitted to ordinary cars to remove light falls of snow. For city streets snow-plows are often replaced by a machine called a track-sweeper.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a vehicle used to push snow from roads
From snow + plow. (Wiktionary)