Definition of snowmobile in US English:



  • A motor vehicle, especially one with runners in the front and caterpillar tracks in the rear, for traveling over snow.

    • ‘During the walk in the neighbourhood, he noticed two snowmobiles approaching in the distance and told Oscar to stay, so the energetic 22-month-old golden retriever wouldn't chase after them.’
    • ‘For three straight years, late snowfalls have hurt the sale of new snowmobiles but demand is expected to return with more favorable snow seasons.’
    • ‘His clothes were soaked from falling in the river trying to pull his snowmobile through shoulder-high snow.’
    • ‘You're going to have Secret Service agents and border patrol agents in snowmobiles and on cross-country skis, guarding all of those Olympic venues all throughout that 900 square mile area.’
    • ‘Quite often the snowmobile would become stuck in the snow.’
    • ‘The snowmobile screamed down the street as Toby passed the police cars, he knew he wouldn't be able to wave them down to stop as they were focused solely on getting to the garage.’
    • ‘There are trails being groomed, pick-ups pulling trailers with snowmobiles on them, and the occasional line of snowmobilers coming at you, or waiting to cross the highway.’
    • ‘Natural advantage or consumer preferences will continue to favor some countries even in manufacturing: most snowmobiles will continue to be made in Canada, Sweden and Russia, and most espresso machines will still be made in Italy.’
    • ‘I like the fact that it can pull my snowmobile in winter, or my Indy car to a race, and that I don't give a second thought to using it to take my wife and family to a nice restaurant.’
    • ‘I can't remember a single encounter with a snowmobile that I didn't enjoy, as most of the time the snowmobile was pulling a snow groomer.’
    • ‘Two grooming machines groom the ski runs to international standards, and three snowmobiles are available for snow transport in heavy snowfalls.’
    • ‘The proprietor had traded a snowmobile for the bus, gutted it and turned it into a kitchen.’
    • ‘It may prove difficult to change people's way of life by eliminating the use of high-emission off-road equipment like snowmobiles and four-wheelers, but Irving is optimistic.’
    • ‘In addition to the Supreme Court ruling that it's not the court's job to tell the Bureau of Land Management how to do its job, the House of Representatives has rejected an attempt to ban snowmobiles in Yellowstone Park.’
    • ‘Then, there are chain saws, power tools, amplified music, traffic, sirens, snowmobiles, wave runners and motorcycles.’
    • ‘Graham has used his clout to weaken such rules as a 2002 EPA proposal that would have toughened emission standards for snowmobiles and other off-road vehicles.’
    • ‘Of the two work horses pulling implements, snowcats groom larger trails while snowmobiles most frequently cover narrower trails or work on inadequate snow to support a snowcat.’
    • ‘They're the same people we bring food to on snowmobiles after blizzards.’
    • ‘You also get the chance to ride motorcycles and snowmobiles through realistic landscapes.’
    • ‘The Rangers, who have patrolled with snowmobiles and vintage Lee Enfield rifles from northern Ontario to the magnetic North Pole, are Canada's primary military presence in the North.’


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  • Travel by snowmobile.

    ‘the county offers snowmobiling, ice fishing, kayaking, and rafting’
    • ‘Steele encourages new arrivals to take advantage of what the area has to offer, such as top-notch educational opportunities, skiing and snowmobiling.’
    • ‘But as conversation returned to snowmobiling, I grew weary.’
    • ‘And there are state and national park areas that restrict snowmobiling too.’
    • ‘As a way of enjoying the winter wild, I spent the season snowmobiling around Colorado.’
    • ‘The fun and excitement of a fresh snowfall drives many people outside to participate in various recreations like skiing, snowboarding, sledding, ice-skating, snowmobiling, and ice fishing.’
    • ‘Though no one shoots the bears from helicopters anymore, guides are still used to flush animals toward waiting clients, who have snowmobiled in.’
    • ‘This may be made ahead and frozen, then reheated after you come in from skiing or snowmobiling.’
    • ‘Toby thought maybe he would snowmobile into town today, he wanted to go to Carter and thank him face to face for the last night's movie.’
    • ‘More specifically, the plan trims and restricts some of the more abusive recreational activities in mountainous regions, including skiing, snowmobiling and mountain biking.’
    • ‘Enjoy sleigh rides, snowmobiling or take the cable car from town up the mountain and down the other side to a quaint village.’
    • ‘He was a great big help to us when we went boating or snowmobiling.’
    • ‘Apart from skiing, you can snowmobile, cross-country ski, snowshoe or dogsled.’
    • ‘The Iditarod consists of well-worn and easy-to-follow trails that local residents use throughout the year, mushing and snowmobiling from village to village.’
    • ‘He enjoys snowmobiling, boating, and relaxing in his log cabin with his family.’
    • ‘You can snowmobile in, too - though unless the law is changed, this coming winter will be the last you'll be allowed to snowmobile on your own.’
    • ‘The trail will accommodate five core activities: walking, cycling, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling (where possible or desired).’
    • ‘And our outdoors activity can't be beat: fishing, hunting, camping, boating, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing - you name it.’
    • ‘Attempts to regulate snowmobiling in national parks date back to the executive orders of Presidents Nixon and Carter.’
    • ‘Heading southeast leads to Myrdalsjokull glacier, where you can ski or snowmobile year-round.’
    • ‘Some resorts offer activities such as water-skiing, golf, indoor and outdoor tennis, paddle boating, snow skiing and snowmobiling.’