from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An oblong frame, usually strung with interlaced strips or a taut membrane, worn on the foot to enable walking on deep snow.
  • intransitive verb To travel on snowshoes.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To walk on snow-shoes.
  • noun A contrivance attached to the foot to enable the wearer to walk on deep snow without sinking to the extent of being disabled.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A slight frame of wood three or four feet long and about one third as wide, with thongs or cords stretched across it, and having a support and holder for the foot; -- used by persons for walking on soft snow.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A flat item of footwear worn to facilitate walking in deep snow.
  • verb intransitive to travel using snowshoes

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a device to help you walk on deep snow; a lightweight frame shaped like a racquet is strengthened with cross pieces and contains a network of thongs; one is worn on each foot
  • verb travel on snowshoes


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