Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A flat, broad wooden shovel made for shoveling snow.

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Examples

  • No sense burning the extra gas in the summer in order to haul what's in my vehicle now: snacks and water, extra set of pak boots and heavy socks, insulated overalls, snow-shovel, salt, come-along, chain, CLEVIS (everyone forgets the clevis!), old set of used lifting straps to protect trees I winch from ...

    Who here carries an OH S(#* Bag in their vehicle?

  • When David Welles caught a snow-shovel thief on videotape, the Chicago resident took revenge.

    As Weather Worsens, So Do Manners

  • I was proud to have him in my family even then: proud to know that acting was somehow in my genes, and proud to brag that my great uncle was "the snow-shovel guy in Home Alone."

    Lydian Blossom: Uncle Bob: "Acting Is Listening"

  • These spending categories don't fully explain the snow-shovel breakdown.

    Snowblind in Gotham

  • For we may just as well confess it: we had forgotten to bring out a tool which is a commonplace necessity on a Polar expedition -- namely, a snow-shovel.

    The South Pole~ Preparing for Winter

  • But even with a steam snow-shovel they could not have kept the way unstopped, such solid masses of the mountain clouds now descended over us.

    Erema

  • For we may just as well confess it: we had forgotten to bring out a tool which is a commonplace necessity on a Polar expedition — namely, a snow-shovel.

    The South Pole; an account of the Norwegian antarctic expedition in the 'Fram', 1910 to 1912

  • The cable was taped to the long handle of a snow-shovel, the two conductors split, and held 18 inches apart by a scrap of lumber lashed at right angles across the far end of the handle.

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame

  • He explained that he was really in need of her assistance, for in the open places where the snow had drifted across the road, it was often necessary to attack the drifts with a snow-shovel.

    Forty-one Thieves A Tale of California

  • The embers on the hearth give out a dull glow which leaves the room in semi-darkness, yet lights up several objects by the hearthstone -- namely, a heap of pine cones, some dried spice-wood bushes, a rude corn-popper, a snow-shovel, and a neatly-mended tongs.

    Patriotic Plays and Pageants for Young People

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