Definition of snowshoe in English:

snowshoe

noun

  • A flat device resembling a racket, which is attached to the sole of a boot and used for walking on snow.

    • ‘Lastly, I didn't think I would say this living downtown in the largest city in the country, but: I could really use some snowshoes!’
    • ‘Rangers lead walks in the nearby national park - with snowshoes or without.’
    • ‘The next morning we awoke to overcast skies and a light snowfall, but I was too excited about the challenge of the day to be bothered by the weather, as we geared up with our ski suits, gaiters, rucksacks and the all important snowshoes.’
    • ‘Put on a pair of snowshoes and pack down the snow around all your fruit trees.’
    • ‘Alternatively, you can eschew the usual headlong rush of the resort and take off into the back country on a pair of snowshoes or touring skis.’
    • ‘In the case of the snowshoe, it supports against the potentially deadly snow, and allows the wearer to move about and hunt, thus giving life.’
    • ‘Modern snowshoes and backcountry ski and snowboarding equipment are making winter pursuits much more fun.’
    • ‘Before the advent of the snowmobile, Ms. McLeod would run in front of the dog sled team in snowshoes to break the snow and clear a path.’
    • ‘We join a nature walk that tours Giant Forest on snowshoes.’
    • ‘But our hero's fate is never in question, not even when he straps on snowshoes for what has to be the most poorly motivated cross-country journey in movie history.’
    • ‘Although snowboarding is not permitted, winter visitors can rent snowshoes and walking poles or take a spin on the ice-skating rink.’
    • ‘You are walking on snowshoes, so it's very physically demanding.’
    • ‘And don't use metal screws or nails in the construction of the snowshoes, they said, or the metal on one shoe could break the wood or webbing on the other.’
    • ‘The men trudge thought 6 feet of snow on snowshoes.’
    • ‘My feet, encased in several pairs of socks and a pair of boots, are still cold, though they are not submerged in the snow - the inn's snowshoes have seen to that.’
    • ‘Getting dressed on the side of a logging road with no real place to park, we scramble to get our clothes on, gear stashed and snowshoes lashed to our boots before the first crazed logger sweeps around the corner in his big rig.’
    • ‘Whether you are out for a brisk winter walk or backcountry snowboarding the new generation of snowshoes will have you floating over the terrain instead of plowing through it.’
    • ‘Although snowshoes may look a little unwieldy, they're light and very easy to use, and there's no special technique to learn other than just lifting your feet a little higher than normal with each step.’
    • ‘He can't see the tails of your snowshoes and will inevitably walk on them, sending you face first into the cold white stuff.’
    • ‘However, I won't be truly convinced of the strength of the weather warnings for London until I need to wear snowshoes to work.’

verb

  • no object, with adverbial of direction Travel wearing snowshoes.

    ‘we snowshoed down into the next valley’
    • ‘Ski lifts will soon be built in this beautiful basin, so now is the time to snowshoe here.’
    • ‘More than five million people snowshoed in 2000, according to the Outdoor industry of America.’
    • ‘Sheldon preferred temperatures in the minus - 30 range, so he could snowshoe hard without overheating.’
    • ‘Other popular winter sports include skiing, ice-skating, snowshoeing, and tobogganing.’
    • ‘In effect, then, tobogganing was tamed and domesticated in a similar way to snowshoeing.’
    • ‘The Nagano Special Olympics games consist of 79 events in seven sports - alpine skiing, cross country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, speed skating, figure skating and floor hockey.’
    • ‘And although your muscles get a great workout while snowshoeing, the sport is relatively easy on the body.’
    • ‘I've done research on badgers and tracked wolves for the Central Rockies Wolf Project, where I got paid $15 a day to snowshoe into valleys to check on wolf traps.’
    • ‘Since my first outing with a group called the Tahoe Trekkers, I've hiked in Patagonia, snowshoed in British Columbia, trekked in Nepal and backpacked my way up Mount Whitney.’
    • ‘After three days, Laura couldn't stand it anymore, and she snowshoed into East Corinth to find a telephone.’
    • ‘It's an element that many in contemporary society miss, for unless you ski or snowshoe, or really spend time at some other pursuit in the snow, you rarely have the opportunity to truly see it.’
    • ‘In this essay I examine snowshoeing and tobogganing and the roles played by the city and its rural environs in this evolving concept of Canadian identity.’
    • ‘First, we snowshoed up and around Wuksachi Lodge, following coyote tracks across the meadows.’
    • ‘Our one-size-fits-all plan will help you start your winter sport - skiing, snowshoeing, broomball, whatever - in shape, not just finish it that way.’
    • ‘Strap on your crampons for an adrenaline-packed day of ice-climbing, or try dog sledding, snowshoeing, deer-watching, sledding, tobogganing or ice-skating on outdoor rinks.’
    • ‘Summer walkers and hikers snowshoe to take advantage of their favorite hikes in the winter.’
    • ‘Get outside for snowshoeing, dog sledding, ice-skating, downhill and cross-country skiing, hiking, walking, running and snow tubing.’
    • ‘For example, if a team chose to bike and snowshoe, they were required to carry their bikes with them as they snowshoed, and vice versa.’
    • ‘Many Nordic centers around the country have developed separate snowshoeing trails, while others permit snowshoeing on wider, groomed cross country ski trails.’
    • ‘Happily, you don't have to snowshoe to see some wildlife.’

Pronunciation

snowshoe

/ˈsnəʊʃuː/