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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"


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The Fdration des clubs de motoneigistes du Qubec (FCMQ) is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing and promoting safe snowmobiling. The 200 snowmobile clubs affiliated with the FCMQ maintain more than 34,000 kilometres of trails all over Quebec.
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With more titan 56,000 registered sleds and 110 local clubs, snowmobiling in the Granite State is more than just recreation--it generates some $586 million to the economy according to the Institute of New Hampshire Studies at Plymouth State University.
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Since 1998, four separate environmental studies by the Park Service have determined that Yellowstone's air quality, wildlife and tranquility can best be protected by ending snowmobiling in the park and expanding access by cleaner, quieter snowcoaches, a mass transit alternative that ferries visitors to park destinations.
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