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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A racket-shaped frame containing interlaced strips, as of leather, that can be attached to the foot to facilitate walking on deep snow.
  • intransitive v. To travel on snowshoes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A flat item of footwear worn to facilitate walking in deep snow.
  • v. to travel using snowshoes

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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 The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • n. 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
  • v. travel on snowshoes

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