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1An implement or vehicle for clearing roads of snow by pushing it aside.
- ‘However, around 1,000 vehicles, vans and snowploughs worth in excess of £2.5 million are still earmarked for possible sale and 400 council employees could be transferred to the contractor.’
- ‘Transport bosses in the region are getting gritters and snowploughs ready and hospital accident and emergency departments are bracing themselves for a spate of accidents.’
- ‘When it snows again, snowplows bury your car, which may or may not have escaped one more week of having the rearview mirrors sheared off by passing delivery trucks.’
- ‘Prior to the start of the exercise, the platoons had gone out with snowplows to clear the worst of the snow away.’
- ‘In Colorado, snowplows had to be called in on the first day of summer.’
- ‘Others fears are that snowploughs will not be able to get along the road in winter, and will leave it in a dangerous, frozen state.’
- ‘The road was clean because the snowplow had just been through less than an hour ago.’
- ‘In other places, a snowplow led the way, throwing a white spray high into the air.’
- ‘He actually saw his car, and it looked like a snowplow had come by (though he hadn't heard it).’
- ‘The Council have deployed six gritters and four snowploughs and these will cover all the major roads in the county.’
- ‘We'll see how the new mailbox stands up to the snowplows.’
- ‘According to the municipality, 589 snowploughs had been cleaning the snow from the major streets and boulevards of the city.’
- ‘This winter, Jacob received another pleasant surprise - a snowplow clearing his street on the morning of the first snow.’
- ‘City officials insisted that the efforts of an army of municipal workers kept traffic flowing on city roads Friday, saying that a total of 25,000 workers and 5,000 snowplows labored to clean up the main highways.’
- ‘That means they can use a snowplough to clear the roads and, unless they have a blizzard, it is passable.’
- ‘Available with huge mowing decks, commercial mowers can turn on a dime, and many can be equipped with enclosed cabs and snowplows or snowblowers for winter use.’
- ‘The cities of Greenbelt, Takoma Park, and Ocean City have all recently adopted biodiesel fuel for their snowplows and other public-works vehicles and equipment.’
- ‘The snowplows had to open the roads before the highway patrol man could come to our rescue.’
- ‘For days or maybe even weeks afterward, everyone who goes to mail something will re-use your foot-holes to get past the 20-inch wall of dense-packed snow left in front of the sidewalk by the snowplow.’
- ‘A snowplow creates a swirl of snow, which can blind the driver of a car following too closely or even a car approaching from the other direction.’
2An act of turning the points of one's skis inward in order to slow down or turn.
- ‘Ski instruction, taught to officers by civilians, included herringbone climbing, kick turns, pole-jumping over logs and snowplows.’
- ‘The last on this list of survival ski techniques, but perhaps most important, the snowplow is usually the first turning position learned in alpine or telemark skiing.’
- ‘The most frequent, and startling encounter is when the shadowy form of a deer flits across the trail, on the very edge of headlamp range, resulting in a heart stopping snowplow, but never a collision.’
- ‘By Friday I was reasonably happy about my top-end skiing but still felt like an uncoordinated rhinoceros doing snowploughs.’
- ‘The course consists of 10 days on snow doing snowploughs through to high-speed carving and a series of teaching sessions.’
- ‘I saw her happily dodging trees in her wide snowplow as the instructor coached gently from behind: ‘Bend your knees, Emma.’’
- ‘He showed me how to use my poles for instance, and how to do certain techniques such as the snowplow.’
Ski with the tips of one's skis pointing inward in order to slow down or turn.
- ‘Soon they're learning how to fall safely and how to snowplough gently downwards.’
- ‘We rush down the glacier solving its intricacies by interminable weaving, creeping over tenuous bridges, snowplowing desperately below the shrouded rock.’
- ‘‘Hey Nick,’ she calls as she snowplows to a stop before plopping onto the bench next to her blond friend.’
- ‘I instantly forgot the humiliation of being unable to snowplough, the pressure of thinking I'd fail and questioning why I was even bothering.’
- ‘During such a test, the skier should avoid snowplowing and sliding on turns.’
- ‘It was impossible to snowplow in places, so I just concentrated and glued myself to the tracks, even if one leg skied off in another direction.’
- ‘‘Hey guys,’ she said to all of them, snowplowing to a stop and doing the group's handshake with Sergio and Peter.’
- ‘You'll see them sideslipping and snowplowing, while moving at a speed so slow it's painful to watch.’
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