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a. A plowlike device used to remove snow, especially from roads and railroad tracks.
b. A vehicle with such a device mounted on its front.
2. A skiing technique in which the tips of the skis are pointed together with the inner edges pressed into the snow to control progress or stop.

snow′plow′ v.
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1. an implement or machine for clearing away snow from highways, railroad tracks, etc.
2. a maneuver in which a skier pushes the heels of both skis outward, as for turning, decelerating, or stopping.
3. to clear of snow using a snowplow.
4. to clear away snow with a snowplow.
5. to execute a snowplow.
[1785–95, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.snowplow - a vehicle used to push snow from roadssnowplow - a vehicle used to push snow from roads
automotive vehicle, motor vehicle - a self-propelled wheeled vehicle that does not run on rails
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I am less affected by their heroism who stood up for half an hour in the front line at Buena Vista, than by the steady and cheerful valor of the men who inhabit the snowplow for their winter quarters; who have not merely the three-o'-clock-in-the-morning courage, which Bonaparte thought was the rarest, but whose courage does not go to rest so early, who go to sleep only when the storm sleeps or the sinews of their iron steed are frozen.
The Village paid $61,560 for snowplow contracts from the start of the new fiscal year in 2016 until the fiscal year ended April 30, 2017, according to Bartlett's 2017 comprehensive annual financial report.
Summary: A common argument against snowplow parents is that we need to prepare and not shield our kids.
08-97537, 5 pages), a Michigan Court of Appeals panel affirmed the Clare County Circuit Court's granting of summary disposition for defendants including the Board of Clare County Road Commissioners and employee Andrew Krawczynski.<br />Plaintiff's arguments regarding the highway exception, motor vehicle exception and gross negligence all failed as there was no defect in the road, and the snowplow was not involved in the crash nor was it the direct cause of the injuries.<br />The April 19 unpublished per curiam case was issued by Judges William B.
ERZyNCAN (CyHAN)- At least 23 people were injured when a passenger bus crashed with snowplow vehicle in eastern Turkish province of Erzurum on Monday.
A California man was injured Wednesday when his pickup collided head-on with an Oregon Department of Transportation snowplow on Highway 20 east of Santiam Pass, state police said.
When I saw my first actual snowplow, my immediate thought was, "Why does that car have its own bulldozer?'' Apparently, this was a stupid question.
Whether you own an ATV, UTV, pickup, tractor or Jeep-like vehicle, there is a snowplow attachment built to fit.
As an additional indication that responsibility for the crash was being widened well beyond the driver of the snowplow that the private jet hit as it was taking off, the airport announced that it had accepted the resignations of its general director and his deputy, reports AP.
A deadly winter storm crept through the northeastern United States early Friday after spelling drudgery for millions and tragedy for a few, including an expectant mother killed by a snowplow. US media counted some 16 to 18 people dead as a result of the storm, which has dumped a thick blanket of snow over the southern and eastern US states and on Thursday shut down federal government operations in Washington.
Driving a 30-ton, loaded snowplow requires full attention and special driving skills.
1922 Year in which the nation's first practical highway snowplow was built, in Munising