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 (snō′mō-bēl′, -mə-)
A small motorized vehicle with skilike runners in front and tanklike treads, ridden by straddling a seat and used for driving in or traveling on snow. Also called snowmachine.

snow′mo·bile′ v.


(Automotive Engineering)
a. a small open motor vehicle for travelling on snow, steered by two skis at the front and driven by a caterpillar track underneath
b. Also called: bombardier a larger closed motor vehicle with two skis at the front and a track at each side


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(ˈsnoʊ məˌbil)

n., v. -biled, -bil•ing. n.
1. a motor vehicle with a revolving tread in the rear and steerable skis in the front, for traveling over snow.
2. to operate or ride in a snowmobile.
snow′mo•bil`er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.snowmobile - tracked vehicle for travel on snow having skis in frontsnowmobile - tracked vehicle for travel on snow having skis in front
Sno-cat - a kind of snowmobile
tracked vehicle - a self-propelled vehicle that moves on tracks
Verb1.snowmobile - ride a snowmobile
driving - the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal
ride - be carried or travel on or in a vehicle; "I ride to work in a bus"; "He rides the subway downtown every day"


[ˈsnəʊməˌbiːl] Nmotonieve f


[ˈsnəʊməbiːl] nscooter m des neiges
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In some cases, local residents offer to drive technicians in their personal vehicles or snowmachines."
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Outside the park, Grande Cache offers outdoor adventures with endless trails for motorized activities that include 4WD, all-terrain vehicles and snowmachines. Fishing, golfing, kayaking, canoeing, rafting, wildlife viewing and photographic opportunities await all visitors.
In particular areas of the State, seasons extend from mid-August to May, there are no trapping bag limits, and wolves can be pursued and shot from snowmachines. Currently, hunters and trappers take about 1,500-1,700 wolves annually, excluding those taken in control programs, from a total population crudely estimated at 7,500-11,000.
Because even though we were four miles off the main plowed road, we would often be visited by locals on snowmachines who were curious.
Section 811 of ANILCA states that the Secretary of the Interior shall permit use of snowmobiles, motorboats and other means of surface transportation by local residents for "subsistence uses." In addition, section 1110(a) allows the use of snowmachines and other modes of motorized transportation in the park for "traditional activities" and "travel to and from villages and homesites." So, although the Wilderness Act prohibits motorized uses, ANILCA provided an exception in the case of use for traditional act ivities and access to private holdings.