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An oblong frame, usually strung with interlaced strips or a taut membrane, worn on the foot to enable walking on deep snow.
intr.v. snow·shoed, snow·shoe·ing, snow·shoes
To travel on snowshoes.

snow′sho′er n.
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Alex Koiter (PG, 9 July, 9674) explicitly linked his intimate knowledge with a claim to speak in defence of the "wilderness": "I am an avid hiker, canoeist, fisher, snowshoer, skier and camper.
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A fur-clad and moustached Peary on snowshoes is accompanied by the following text: "Peary was an expert skier and snowshoer, even after the loss of several toes made it difficult to walk and keep his balance" (20).
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