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Definition of "snowplow" [snow•plow]

  • A plowlike device or vehicle used to remove snow, especially from roads and railroad tracks. (noun)
  • A maneuver in snow skiing in which the tips of the skis are brought together in order to slow or stop progress. (noun)
  • To perform a snowplow in skiing. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "snowplow" in a sentence
  • "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."