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 (gro͞om, gro͝om)
1. A person employed to take care of horses or a stable.
2. A man who is about to be married or has recently been married.
3. One of several officers in an English royal household.
4. Archaic
a. A man.
b. A male servant.
v. groomed, groom·ing, grooms
1. To care for the appearance of; to make neat and trim: groomed himself carefully in front of the mirror.
2. To clean and brush (an animal).
3. To remove dirt and parasites from the skin, fur, or feathers of (another animal).
4. To prepare, as for a specific position or purpose: groom an employee for advancement.
5. Sports To prepare (terrain) for participants in a sport, as by packing down new snow and leveling moguls for skiers.
To care for one's appearance.

[Middle English grom. N., sense 2, short for bridegroom.]

groom′er n.
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Though the excellence of these two areas has long been established, Peak Resorts intends to take it up a notch by investing primarily in snowmaking and snow grooming but will also upgrade buildings, grounds and lifts, where needed.
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Contract notice: Supply in the form of lease-purchase option for a new snow grooming machine bound for the winter and mountain valgrande-pajares.
As for Wachusett, go for the speedy lifts, the scenic views of the Princeton valley, New Hampshire's Mount Watatic and even Boston, and unparalleled snow grooming and snow-making and programs such as night league and youth racing and a world-class ski school.