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.
- noun A contrivance attached to the foot to enable the wearer to walk on deep snow without sinking to the extent of being disabled.
- To walk on snow-shoes.
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
footwearworn 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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In times when alternative foods such as snowshoe hares and ptarmigan were also in low numbers, there was suffering and death among the people.
The boots provided an unexpected benefit: they acted as a kind of snowshoe when there was deep snow, and the large, heavy animals didn't sink in as far.
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