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
I could not afford to call a snowplow company to clear away the snow.
Student skiers receive instruction on proper "snowplow" stopping technique during "Ski School" at Snowshoe Mountain Resort in December 2005.
Under U.S. Department of Transportation regulations that his union participates in, S.anty was to be removed from safety-sensitive duties, such as snowplow driving, until he was evaluated by a substance-abuse counselor.
Crash loved it - he was little a tiny little white furry snowplow, burrowing through the snow with his face!
Steve McKichan, a former NHL goaltending coach, said he has obtained a patent for a new set of goaltender's leg pads that are angled like the blade of a snowplow.
They followed a snowplow for a while, but visibility dropped to zero.
It isnt even an inch, but in this part of Oregon a slight dusting brings everything to a standstill as the one snowplow in the county gets busy clearing the roads.
The union thugs, led by a middle school teacher from Wisconsin Rapids, are really showing their true colors by singing folk songs and chanting "Thank You" to firefighters and snowplow drivers.
This is frightening and shameful but I press on and ask if they saw who was driving the snowplow.
I'm shoveling my driveway again when the first snowplow comes down the street.
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